A new bill that aims to make big tech companies pay for news content on their platforms is being discussed again. This comes after BCE Inc. announced job cuts in its media division. The chief legal and regulatory officer of Bell, Robert Malcolmson, expressed concerns about the bill, saying it would not achieve its intended purpose if companies like Google and Meta restrict or block news links on their sites. Meta recently conducted a temporary test where they blocked news for a small percentage of their Canadian users on Facebook and Instagram. Google also blocked news links earlier this year for some Canadian users in response to the bill. The bill is currently awaiting its third reading in the Senate. Bell made the decision to lay off employees without waiting for a resolution to the issue. The article also includes links to trending news stories and provides options for readers to provide feedback or report any errors in the article. The content is copyrighted by The Canadian Press.
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