China’s Communist government exerts ruthless authoritarian control over social media, to ‘preserve social harmony.’ Does anyone doubt that Trudeau wants to see the same thing happen here?
The Liberals tried passing off Justin Trudeau’s comments praising China’s “Basic Dictatorship” as a ‘joke.’
But we know it wasn’t a joke.
Trudeau really does admire the ruthless control China exerts over their population, and he wants that same power for himself.
In fact, the arguments being used by the Trudeau Liberals in their effort to control what news can be seen by Canadians on Facebook, and in their attempts to shut down Twitter accounts they don’t like, are disturbingly similar to the ‘social harmony’ argument used by Communist China to suppress free expression.
Trudeau spokesman Cameron Ahmad recently said, “Social media companies should immediately take action to fight back against those who deceive and manipulate for political gain…. Right now it remains clear that more action must be taken.”
Note how the Liberals are only worried when people are making fun of them. All of a sudden it becomes a societal issue, and ‘deception’ on social media is a huge concern for the government – despite all the lies they’ve told.
Of course, the government isn’t just asking Facebook to make changes. They have threatened government ‘regulation’ of the social network, so their request for “more action” is really a demand backed up by government power.
This is very dangerous, because it shows the true underlying attitude of the Trudeau government, something I pointed out on Twitter:
“One of the key features of authoritarian governments is that they can’t stand people laughing at them. They have no sense of humour. They attempt to control both traditional and social media to stamp out any ridicule of their leaders.
True democracies are different.”
One of the key features of authoritarian governments is that they can't stand people laughing at them. They have no sense of humour. They attempt to control both traditional and social media to stamp out any ridicule of their leaders.
True democracies are different.
— Spencer Fernando 🇨🇦 (@SpencerFernando) June 28, 2018
“In democracies, leaders get subjected to constant ridicule, and are mocked relentlessly. And they have to accept that. That’s part of being a public figure in a free society. So when a government starts cracking down on funny parody accounts, it shows a dangerous mindset.”
“The more they fear losing power, the more the Trudeau government is trying to assert control over the networks Canadians use to challenge, criticize, and mock our government. Their anger at being laughed at shows that deep down, they have total contempt for democracy.”
Trudeau wants authoritarian power, and it’s increasingly clear that the government is moving in that direction. Canadians must wake up before it’s too late.
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