BIG BROTHER: Under Trudeau, Elections Canada Wants Tool To “Listen” To Social Media

A dangerous road for the government to go down.

Under the pretext of fears about ‘Russian interference,’ Elections Canada is seeking a social media ‘listening’ tool to use in the next election.

According to a report, the government wants the tool to ‘listen’ and ‘analyze’ trends on Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook:

“In a notice of proposed procurement posted on Tuesday morning, the elections agency writes that it needs the new tool to be able to “listen, in near real time, to key influencers to identify potential issues that may affect the election early on,” as well as to “detect, through timely and accurate notifications, potential incidents and trends affecting the integrity of Canadian electoral events in near real time.” The system must also be able to identify and help connect geo-located incidents and monitor specific hashtags, keywords, handles and accounts.”

It’s incredibly disturbing, and it smacks of ‘Big Brother.’

Think of how easily such a system could be abused by the Trudeau PMO. If it’s listening to influencers and tracking key trends, then that info could be used to readjust Liberal campaign strategy, messaging, and be used for attacks against their opponents.

Also, Trudeau could use the system to falsely claim that people criticizing Trudeau are ‘Russian bots,’ using dishonesty and fear-mongering in an attempt to discredit legitimate critics of the government.

Giving that kind of power to the Trudeau government should be very disturbing to all Canadians, and regardless of whatever pretext the Trudeau government gives for the ‘tool,’ it’s a power they shouldn’t be given.

Spencer Fernando

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doug
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doug

He has learned well from his dad Castro along with the other dictators of the world. He wants complete power & will do anything to get it & keep it.

Eric Blair
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Eric Blair

All Elections Canada has to do for trends during an election is to read your website Spencer and Ezra’s Rebel media and perhaps Jill Coulton election ads for the LPC. They are only doing this because, as with the election of Trump, the poll numbers are meaningless. People tell pollsters one thing and once in the booth cast a ballot for the conservative, someone who says things they secretly agree with.

Pegasus 7611
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Pegasus 7611

If the concern is violation of the Elections Act, then this should be used only by the RCMP, not Liberal-sympathizers in Elections Canada.

Ron Voss
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Ron Voss

Will spineless Scheer object and bring this to the attention of the Canadian people?

shawn harris
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shawn harris

It now appears that the Elections Canada has surrendered completely to the demands of Trudeau, to give total support for his re election., all the while creating a perfect way for Trudeau to say he is protecting the election process, by blaming the corrupting of our election system, not on his deliberate abuses, but on the Russians. We have heard that excuse, justification already, remember the last American election; it was all the fault of the Russians, not the fact that a corrupted democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton lost to Trump. It is rather convenient for Trudeau to worry about social… Read more »

Mike Allan
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Mike Allan

That’s all we need for Canada is another libtard dictator.Look at hurt trudeau has put on the western provinces with many out of work and no more pipelines.The value of the oil industry for Alberta and Canada and provincial transfer payments to Ottawa will dry up soon. I often wonder why the eastern parts of Canada always think libtards will work magical government free everything.The government has no money of its own.The Canadian taxpayers own all of Canada but never get treated that way as its the group think of one little dictator that decides Canada future.Spying on Canadian’s if… Read more »

Wendy Lush
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Wendy Lush

At this rate we’re going to need UN election monitors and observers for 2019. Justin Trudeau, leader of Ingsoc, is not to be trusted.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Election_monitoring

Don Piche
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Wendy, I hate to break it to you but The UN is who Trudeau is ultimately working for in this NWO Agenda Scheme – you should investigate how rotten The UN actually is….

darin taylor
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darin taylor

Too bad for us that we can’t do anything to stop Trudeau, price fixing food distributers, insurance company prices, banks using usury. Thats the thing about thieves and criminals, when they get away with stuff it is never enough. They want more and more and more.

diane
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he doesn’t need any more tools to screw us Canadians

sandra c
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sandra c

Disturbing? It’s far worse than that. Trudeau just wants power and he’ll do anything to get it. It”s about control and making sure he gets elected again. This man will go to any extreme. The damage he has done in 3 short years is astronomical. He is going to destroy Canada completely and replace us with Refugee’s…….his new favourite people. If he gets his way, Canada will never be the same. We will never voice an opinion, or write it, we will have absolutely no voice in anything and we will be put in prison like Tommy Robinson was and… Read more »

Norbert Kausen
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Norbert Kausen

How about, they do NOT get their wish, as this would be a direct attack on our freedom of speech, expression and right to privacy, so far as we have it! They have NO business listening in on social media, as their only agenda is to control it and shut down any opposition to their nefarious agenda!

Arthur
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Arthur

If the left and Elections Canada are truly concerned about the integrity of elections they would mandate strict proof of citizenship requirements to vote and not engage in Orwellian manipulation.