Back to the future. Facebook and Google bully tactics make an RSS newsreader relevant again

Facebook and Google have stepped up their anti-Online News Act campaigns, announcing that they will remove links to Canadian news.

Don’t be too worried. Before advertising-supported social media, there was RSS. And there still is RSS. In fact, I think it’s a better way to get the news you care about from sources you trust – delivered directly to a newsreader that you can open in your browser when you want. You, not the social networks algorithms, are in control of what you read.

I use Feedly to subscribe to news sources I trust. It’s simple to set up and then just works – reliably and constantly.

So, if you’re wondering how you will access trusted Canadian news sources after Google and Facebook turn off the taps, check out Feedly.