Canadian Government Admits Contacting Social Media Companies To Censor Online User ContentReader04/12/2023 (Wed) 18:13 Id: fca608No.20806del
Canadian Government Admits Contacting Social Media Companies To Censor Online User Content
According to the data provided by the federal government, Health Canada contacted Facebook at least three times to demand the removal of posts with 'disinformation about lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.'
The admissions were made in an order paper reply to a question posed by Conservative MP for Niagara, Dean Allison.
Though required by the inquiry to provide details of the social media take-down requests by the heavily subsidized state broadcaster, CBC did not offer any information about the nature, authors and topics of the social media content it targeted for censorship. However, scant details were provided by other federal agencies.
NPR Throws Giant Tantrum After Labled State-affiliated Media, Quits Twitter
National Public Radio (NPR) announced on Wednesday that it will stop using Twitter, and will "no longer post fresh content to its 52 official Twitter feeds," as the first major State-run news organization to go quiet on the social media platform.
The move comes after Twitter CEO Elon Musk labeled NPR "state-affiliated media," and then changed it to "government funded" over the weekend.