Canadian heritage minister won’t say whether Bill C-10 could regulate users’ social media algorithms

Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault would not provide a definitive answer Friday when asked by Conservative MP Rachael Harder whether Bill C-10 will give the CRTC the power to regulate the algorithms that decide what users see on their Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. “The concept of discoverability is ensuring that as part of these platforms, Canadian content becomes more visible for Canadians or, actually, any audience to watch or see. There won’t be any requirement, obviously, for users,” he said.