MONTREAL — Meta will perform what it calls “randomized product tests” that will temporarily block some Canadians from accessing news on Facebook and Instagram, the technology giant announced Thursday. The tests are in response to the Online News Act, the federal legislation that would compel Big Tech companies to pay publishers for linking to their news content on their platforms.
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