With ‘fake news’ as the excuse, the Trudeau Liberals are trying to use the power of government to control what opinions Canadians are allowed to see.
One thing many politicians believe is that a ‘crisis must never go to waste,’ and the Trudeau Liberals are applying that even to crises that are manufactured.
The establishment was never concerned with foreign interference or ‘fake news,’ until establishment politicians started losing and citizens started sharing their opinions on social media.
After all, real examples of foreign interference – like U.S. groups funded by billionaires interfering against the Conservatives in 2015 and against the Canadian energy industry – has still not been addressed by the government. The Trudeau Liberals seem just fine with it.
By contrast, the so-called ‘world-wide crisis’ of ‘fake news’ is being used as the perfect excuse for what the Trudeau Liberals and establishment elites always wanted to do: Suppress free speech, expand the power of government, and attempt to manipulate the Canadian people to only trust pro-Trudeau government sources.
In unveiling their ‘election safeguard plan,’ the Trudeau Liberals instead made it clear that they are a serious threat to free speech and democracy in Canada.
To get a sense of how messed up it is, consider this Tweet from Anthony Furey:
“I still can’t believe this is a real thing. The Liberals announced today they want to help the public “critically assess” editorials.”
I still can't believe this is a real thing. The Liberals announced today they want to help the public "critically assess" editorials. pic.twitter.com/4upVrHRpvg
— Anthony Furey (@anthonyfurey) January 30, 2019
If the photo is too small, here’s what it says:
“The Government will support skills development, awareness sessions, workshops and learning material for Canadians. These activities would help citizens to:
- critically assess online news reporting and editorials;
- recognize how and when malicious actors exploit online platforms; and,
- acquire skills on how to avoid being susceptible to online manipulation.”
Furey is right to be concerned, and all Canadians should be deeply worried.
Think of how insane it is:
An editorial is an opinion piece. That opinion piece might be anti-government, or pro-government. So how the hell can we trust the government (which has an obvious bias towards the governing Liberals since the Liberals control it), to help Canadians ‘assess’ an editorial opinion?
Further, what business does the government have in doing that at all?
Canadians of voting age are adults, not children. We can make our own ‘critical assessments.’
In fact, the government is nothing more than another group of adults – with an incentive to stay in power. So why should we trust one group of biased adults to tell other adults what to think about opinions and news?
We shouldn’t, and the fact that the Liberals are trying to push this on the Canadian People shows their desperation to gain control over the information battlefield and use the power of the state to turn it in their favour.
We must stand against it, as our freedom of speech and democracy is at stake.
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