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.https://www.rebelnews.com/documents_cbc_admits_contacting_social_media_companies_to_censor_online_user_content
Meanwhile...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.
Last week, Twitter slapped 'state affiliated media' (or similar) labels on several outlets, including the BBC.
Of course, NPR doesn't have the balls to actually nuke their account - which will still allow people to click all of their existing content.
NPR claims to be "the first major news organization to go silent" (LOL
) despite the dozens of other news outlets and users being censored and banned off the platform for the last 10 years. Every other major news organization is repeating this propaganda at once, many using the same language, making it seem coordinated.
As Summit News noted last week, in 2020 Twitter made the move to label many accounts, including Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik, as well as reporters working for them as ‘state-affiliated media’, and said it would prevent tweets from those accounts appearing on the home screen, in notifications, or in searches.
Twitter claimed it was doing this “to make the experience more transparent,” adding that “we don’t let state-affiliated media accounts advertise on Twitter. We’ll also no longer include them or their Tweets in recommendations, as we continue to support a free and independent press.”
So the question is, does NPR push an agenda and ideology influenced by the state, including governmental narratives?
Some say so:
"NPR — a news organization that refused to cover the Hunter Biden laptop story — is blaming Twitter for undermining their credibility." — Seth Dillon (@SethDillon)
"NPR is state funded left wing propaganda and should be shut down entirely. Government media has no place in a free society." — Swig (@OldRowSwig)https://www.zerohedge.com/political/npr-throws-giant-tantrum-quits-twitter