B.C.'s premier urges Meta to allow news sharing amid wildfire crisis

British Columbia’s premier issued a direct plea to the head of Meta on Monday as he implored the social media giant to reinstate access to Canadian news on its platforms amid the province’s ongoing wildfire crisis.

David Eby said it feels as though the social media giant is holding the province “ransom” in its ongoing spat with the federal government while it continues to ban news sharing on its Facebook and Instagram platforms.

During a wildfire briefing Monday, Eby implored the company and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to open up access to critical information that could help keep residents safe as the province grapples with devastating wildfires that have forced thousands

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