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The government deletes its Facebook account: The Hub Roundtable on the feds’ continuing battle with Meta

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez speaks during a news conference on Bill C-18, the Online News Act, along Bloc MP Martin Champoux, right, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Justin Tang/The Canadian Press.

This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses the government’s continuing battle with Google and Meta, and its decision to remove all government advertising from Meta’s platforms, including Facebook (although the Liberal Party will continue to advertise there). We also talk about Threads, the new Twitter competitor that is fueled by the Instagram user base, and wonder if this is the beginning of the end for Twitter.

You can listen to this episode of Hub Dialogues on Acast, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Spotify. The episodes are generously supported by The Ira Gluskin And Maxine Granovsky Gluskin Charitable Foundation and The Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Charitable Foundation.

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