If you were Justin Trudeau, would you rather, say, try to prosecute The Rebel Media in a real court, or even in a kangaroo court like the Human Rights Commission? Or would you rather just have your friend at Facebook turn us off?
(And when I say friend, I mean friend: Facebook’s head of policy for Canada, Kevin Chan, used to work for the Liberal Party, and now happens to sit on the Liberal Party’s in-house think tank, called Canada 2020.)
Trudeau publicly threatened Facebook, that they’d better start censoring his enemies in the run-up to this year’s election.
Now the Liberals want to start passing laws, and hiring police.
Look at this:
Gould says she doesn’t have ‘full confidence’ Facebook will meet Ottawa’s expectations to implement electoral safeguards
'I don’t have the assurances that give me the full confidence that they will be completely seized with this, which is why I continue to have conversations with them,' Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould told the Ethics Committee.
But we don’t know what those conversations are. They’re not on the record. Kevin Chan and Karina Gould refuse to answer questions.
Not a lot of curiosity from the media, though. Say, do you think they’d be asking a few question if Stephen Harper was secretly meeting with Facebook, talking about their censorship in the 2019 election campaign?
Here’s the Globe and Mail:
Liberals may have to require social-media companies to act on hate speech, Minister of Democratic Institutions says
"Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould says that the governing Liberals may have to require social-media giants to act when they fail to remove hate speech from their platforms.”
Like when they took down Tommy Robinson's Facebook page this week? No charges, no trial, no ruling, no appeal? That’s what the liberals want — and the Globe reported this neutrally at most, but really, I think they liked it. They want Kevin Chan and Mark Zuckerberg to just take down “hate speech” — whatever that means, I think it actually means speech that liberals themselves hate — without any fuss.
These stories were written about Karina Gould’s appearance before a Parliamentary committee.
TONIGHT, I'll show you some of the proceedings, and give you my thoughts.
But in short:
The Liberals want total state control over the internet.
And if what we heard during this panel is any indications, all the Conservatives have to say is: Go harder and faster, and just do it already....
NEXT: Manny Montenegrino on yesterday's blockbuster testimony by Jody Wilson-Raybould.
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