Weekly News Roundup (Aug 19 – 25): News you may have missed this week

Here’s our Weekly News Round up for August 19th to the 25th!

We are using our blog and social media to amplify media outlets and journalists who are being censored by Bill C-18 in Canada. Feel free to leave more in the comments! 

The wildfires continue to be the biggest news story of the week. Our thoughts go out to all the brave firefighters across the country, and the communities impacted by the wildfires. 

In a recent interview this week with the Canadian Press, Canada’s Heritage Minister, Pascale St-Onge,  stated that social media giant (Meta) is putting people’s lives at risk by blocking access to critical news information about wildfires on the social media platforms. 

“Meta’s reckless choice to block news before the Act is in force is hurting access to vital information on Facebook and Instagram,” wrote Pascale St-Onge, on X, formerly known as Twitter. “We are calling on them to reinstate news sharing today for the safety of Canadians facing this emergency. We need more news right now, not less.”

The Globe and Mail

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