I want to tell you a ridiculous story, so obviously it’s about Trudeau’s government.
The Liberals tried to hunt down someone who was wrong on the internet, and it didn’t work out very well. Blacklocks reports:
The federal Commissioner of Elections yesterday collapsed a first-ever fake news investigation. The office confirmed foreign “individuals” planted a false story to discredit New Democrat leader Jagmeet Singh, but could not find out who was responsible or why.
This "false story," from the UK newspaper the Independent, shows NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, and the headline under it says, “Jagmeet Singh shows off his new mansion.”
But when you clicked through it, it didn’t actually show you his mansion. It was a supermarket tabloid story, a clickbait ad, really. It was fake. It was clever, though, because it only served up that ad to Canadians, even though it was in a UK newspaper.
So Trudeau’s election commission actually — get this — engaged in an international manhunt for the people who put up that fake news ad, and others like it.
At the time, the CBC was really excited about this.
The NDP is asking Canada's elections watchdog to immediately launch an investigation after a series of ads claiming Leader Jagmeet Singh lives in a multi-million dollar mansion popped up online in the lead up to Burnaby South by election later this month. (...)
In a letter to Commissioner of Elections Yves Côté, the NDP's Director of Operations Jesse Strean Calvert writes that the party "is very concerned" about the "slanderous" ads and asks Côté to investigate possible breaches of the Elections Act.
"These advertisements are clearly false and are intended to affect the outcome of the upcoming election."
Yeah, no. I think the reason Jagmeet Singh is going to lose the next election is because he’s empty; he’s always under-informed; he is vague and wishy-washy about many things; the things he’s passionate about — like shutting down the oilsands — are unpopular or wrong. He’s a weak campaigner, and he’s a radical leftist.
This advertisement wasn’t a political ad. It just used a political name and picture as clickbait, to get you to go to their site, to drive ad revenue.
The ad was brokered through different companies. It wasn’t an attempt to influence the election. It was an attempt to get bored people to click on it. And it worked.
But our government spent months trying to track it down. And they finally gave up.
Say, do you really think that little ad, probably seen by only a few hundred Canadians, perhaps not even by a single person in Nanaimo, is why Jagmeet Singh’s NDP came in third in the Nanaimo by-election?
No — that’s making excuses, like Hillary Clinton did for why she lost Wisconsin, and thus the presidency.
But why is everyone so excited about this?
Well, I think it’s obvious:
What they want to do is normalize censorship. Normalize the government going on hunts for who said what, and for the government to determine what’s politically acceptable and not.
Jagmeet Singh, and Trudeau (and most of the media by the way) love the idea of creating scares about “unregulated ideas” on the Internet. They love creating a moral panic about online news. About "fake news."
I’m not talking about defamation law, or criminal law. We already have those laws.
I’m talking about this new, Trudeau-appointed, partisan elections officer, a political cop, going after things he says are “fake”.
That’s what this is about. They’re coming for me. And they’re coming for you...
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