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Internet Censorship

Post by IronNoggin » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:48 pm

This is some very serious Chit Folks!!

Trudeau minister says internet censorship must follow 'government's vision'

Trudeau Minister Steven Guilbeault has told federal regulators that the enforcement of his internet censorship bill must adhere to "the government’s vision."

"Like many, we were surprised to see the Heritage Committee extend Bill C-10 to include social media and user-upload services and apps. This potentially extends CRTC regulation to all audio and audio-visual content on the internet, which has profound implications for not just social media, but virtually all websites, podcasting, online hosting and much more."

This is just the latest condemnation of the Liberal internet censorship bill.

In a statement provided to the National Post, Peter Menzies, who is the former commissioner of the CRTC, said that this legislation was a "full-blown assault" on free expression and ‘the foundations of democracy.’

https://thepostmillennial.com/trudeau-minister-says-internet-censorship-must-follow-governments-vision

Trudeau's internet censorship bill must be stopped

If the idea of the government controlling what you can read online, what you can post online, and what videos you can view doesn’t strike you as quite right, then you might be a Canadian.

Sadly, it’s the government of Canada that’s now putting forward legislation to give itself the type of powers we normally associate with basic dictatorships, like China.

Bill C-10, currently before the House of Commons, would give the government the power to regulate any content you generate and post online.

Previously, the legislation had an exemption for user-generated content, but that was stripped out at the behest of the Liberals last week.

“This is a remarkable and dangerous step in an already bad piece of legislation,” writes Michael Geist.

Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa and the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. This means he not only knows what he’s talking about on this issue, but the federal government agrees, funding his work and research.

His assessment of the bill is brutal but accurate.

“The government believes that it should regulate all user-generated content, leaving it to the regulator to determine on what terms and conditions will be attached the videos of millions of Canadians on sites like Youtube, Instagram, TikTok, and hundreds of other services,” said Geist.

He called the Trudeau Liberals the most “anti-internet government in Canadian history,” a group hellbent on erecting what he calls the “great Canadian internet firewall.” The government wants to be able to block websites it determines Canadians should not see, remove content posted in Canada without any independent review, and to regulate your video postings using the CRTC.

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-trudeaus-internet-censorship-bill-must-be-stopped

I strongly suggest that each and every one of us write to our MP's and demand this garbage bill be tossed immediately!

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Post by IronNoggin » Sat May 01, 2021 3:39 pm

What’s wrong with Bill C-10? An FAQ

Anatomy of a legacy media power grab

https://openmedia.org/article/item/whats-wrong-with-bill-c-10-an-faq
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Post by IronNoggin » Sun May 02, 2021 2:30 pm

From the already bought & paid for CBC (surprisingly enough!):

Your free speech is at risk with Ottawa's push to regulate online content, experts warn

The federal government is facing an uproar over controversial changes to a bill that would bring videos and other content posted to social media sites like YouTube under the purview of the country's broadcasting regulator.

The changes to Bill C-10 — made at the behest of Liberal MPs on the heritage committee — would allow the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to regulate user-generated content uploaded to social media platforms, much as it regulates radio and TV content now.

In its original form, Bill C-10 exempted user-generated content posted to social media sites from the CRTC's authority.

That meant professionally-produced shows or songs streamed on Crave, Netflix, Amazon Prime or Spotify would be subject to CRTC regulation, while music videos on YouTube, posts made to Facebook or podcasts uploaded to Apple Podcasts would be exempt — because they are uploaded to those platforms by individual users.

Guilbeault himself touted these exclusions when he introduced the bill to the House. "Our approach is balanced and we have made the choice to exclude a number of areas from the new regime," Guilbeault told MPs. "User-generated content will not be regulated."

But the exclusion for user-generated content was removed by members of the heritage committee last Friday. Another amendment approved by the committee on Monday would grant the CRTC the power to regulate smartphone apps as well.

Critics say these amendments could give the CRTC the power to regulate the posts that millions of Canadians upload every day to platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Michael Geist, a University of Ottawa professor and the Canada Research Chair in internet law, said those posts could be treated as "programs," which would allow the regulator to set terms and conditions associated with that content.

"The kind of speech that many Canadians engage in on these platforms is just basic, fundamental freedom of expression that does not require, and should not be subject to, any sort of regulation or regulatory oversight by a broadcast regulator," said Geist.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bill-c10-user-generated-content-1.6007192
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Re: Internet Censorship

Post by xcaliber » Sun May 02, 2021 4:04 pm

Here they pulled the people off their platforms, lied, and covered up FACTS that could have possibly changed the outcome of a rigged election, I'm getting a little worried Matt.
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Post by IronNoggin » Mon May 03, 2021 2:48 pm

Quite the surprise in this move by the fawning NDP:

NDP will vote with Conservatives on motion to ensure censorship bill does not violate charter rights

NDP Critic and Deputy Critic for Canadian Heritage Alexandre Boulerice and Heather McPherson will now be voting in favour of the Conservative-led motion that would suspend Bill C-10 until it is confirmed to not violate any Charter rights.

The statement, released on Monday, calls out Heritage Minister Guilbeault for "not do[ing] the necessary review before moving forward."

https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-ndp-will-vote-with-conservatives-on-motion-to-ensure-censorship-bill-does-not-violate-charter-rights
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Re: Internet Censorship

Post by IronNoggin » Tue May 04, 2021 1:45 pm

Looks like the pressure on this one is getting to them...

Feds plan change to Bill C-10 to make it ‘crystal clear’ social media uploads won’t be regulated

The government is bringing forward an amendment to make it “crystal clear” that content individual users upload to social media sites like YouTube and Instagram won’t be regulated by Bill C-10, according to Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault.

He confirmed the news in a statement sent to Global News on Monday, following pushback from politicians and experts alike who warned that proposed changes to the Broadcasting Act could infringe on freedom of speech.

“We also want to make sure that the content that people upload on social media won’t be considered as programming under the Act and that it won’t be regulated by the CRTC,” Guilbeault said in the statement.

“And that’s why we will be bringing forward another amendment that will make this crystal clear.”


https://globalnews.ca/news/7829583/social-media-free-speech-regulation-bill-c-10-broadcasting/

It seems to be an all-too-frequent occurrence that many of the Bills designed by the liberals require amendments to ensure they are not over-stepping their bounds. Guess its difficult for some to get it right the first time around.

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