Kahnawa:ke public services announcements were blocked on social media

By Sam Laskaris Writer Justus Polson-Lahache continued to work. But frustratingly, Polson-Lahache, who is the senior director of public relations for the Mohawk Council of Kahnawa:ke (MCK), was uncertain if anyone was taking notice. That’s because his First Nation found itself caught up in the middle of a battle between Meta and the Canadian government last week. While the problem was finally rectified today (Tuesday Aug., 15)  MCK officials noticed beginning last Thursday that their public service announcements were being blocked for some on Facebook. Some community members could see the news while many others were unable to. This incident was the result of the Canadian Online News Act, also known as Bill C-18, which received royal assent back on June 22. The Canadian government passed the law as it…

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