The Conservative Party leader lamented Meta's decision, but placed the blame solely at the feet of the prime minister, who he slammed for once again failing the people of our nation.
"It's like 1984," Poilievre began. "You have a prime minister passing a law to make news articles disappear from the internet!"
"Who would ever have imagined that in Canada, the federal government would pass laws banning people from effectively seeing the news?" he continued. "Who would've thought that we'd have a government that would pass a law to manipulate the algorithms of the internet so that the prime minister only sees what he wants them to see?"
He went on to suggest that Trudeau "doesn't want Canadians to see the facts of life" after eight years of Liberal leadership.
"Here's my response," Poilievre said. "Whether it's big tech or Trudeau's big government, censorship is always and everywhere wrong. That's why I will bring home freedom of speech online, on campus, and anywhere else in this country."
In a statement, Meta explained that in order to "provide clarity to the millions of Canadians and businesses who use our platforms," it had "begun the process of ending news availability permanently in Canada."
Meta accused the Online News Act of being "based on the incorrect premise" that tech companies "benefit unfairly from news content shared on [their] platform," noting that, "the reverse is actually true."
"In the future," the tech giant concluded, "we hope the Canadian government will recognize the value we already provide the news industry and consider a policy response that upholds the principles of a free and open internet, champions diversity and innovation, and reflects the interests of the entire Canadian media landscape."
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