It seems like everyday our neighbors to the north slink into communism more and more.
On Thursday, Canada's Federal government released plans to created a "Digital Safety Commissioner" who can shut down websites that they deem a "threat" to "democracy" and promote "harmful" content.
In other words, if it does not go along with their propaganda, they will block it.
“Canadians expect their government to take action against serious forms of harmful content online. We need to create new rules for social media platforms and online services to address harmful online content and hold individuals accountable, while respecting the importance of freedom of expression in a free and democratic society,” said Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti.
According to the government, the “Digital Safety Commissioner” would be tasked with overseeing and enforcing a new set of rules to regulate online media.
The new rules would be based on a new piece of legislation to be introduced “in the fall of 2021,” as well as on Bill-36, which was introduced in June, according to the discussion guide about the proposed changes.
The new legislation would apply to “online communication service providers” which the government defines as major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, as well as Pornhub.
Both “fitness applications or travel review websites” would be excluded from the new rules, as would “private communications, nor telecommunications service providers or certain technical operators.”
However, the legislation would also allow the government to “include or exclude categories of online communication service providers from the application of the legislation within certain parameters.”
The new rules would also give the government the power to shut down websites within “24 hours” of being flagged for having allegedly “hateful” content.
“Once platform users flag content, regulated entities would be required to respond to the flagged content by assessing whether it should be made inaccessible in Canada, according to the definitions outlined in legislation. If the content meets the legislated definitions, the regulated entity would be required to make the content inaccessible from their service in Canada within 24 hours of being flagged,” reads the discussion guide regarding the new proposed rules.
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