The Trudeau Liberals are moving forward with their plan to weed out "hate and harassment" from the internet, and will be presenting their plan to cabinet next week. If approved, the legislation would allow the government to give big tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, fines for not removing content deemed "illegal," an anonymous source told the Globe and Mail.
The size of the operation would "likely involve the creation of a new government regulator," creating a bureaucracy around what is on Canadian internet, the Globe continued.
The moves come after riots in Washington, DC were pinned on the actions of President Donald Trump, who was later impeached for incitement of insurrection.
Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other tech juggernauts acted swiftly to remove Trump's social media presence, along with the accounts of those who continued to claim there was any level of fraud in the 2020 election.
The move to censor or regulate Canada's internet has been vocally supported by the likes of Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault, who had proposed similar regulations back in February.
Guilbeault's open support for the plan landed him on America's top-rated news show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, with the show's namesake heavily criticizing the minister's bill.
"Well, this is all moving pretty fast, it always does move pretty fast, but don't you worry; it's for your safety," said Carlson on the matter.
"Up in Canada, the Heritage Minister just announced this week that that country will introduce new regulations to ban social media posts that are deemed 'hurtful' or 'offensive'. 'We want to protect Canadians online,' the Minister explained."
"Of course, they want to protect themselves, sorry, protect you by protecting themselves from criticism from you. See how that works? Right. You're protected when you can't speak."
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