Feds Planning New Commission to Regulate “Harmful” Social Media Content

Feds Planning New Commission to Regulate “Harmful” Social Media Content

THE SIGNAL

The federal government says it is designing a new “regulatory structure” that could include a commission tasked with enforcing social media platforms to specifically target “harmful content” online.
Cabinet said in its response to a recommendation tabled last month by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs that it is exploring legislative changes that would seek to bring social media platforms under tighter federal regulation, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
The committee recommended in November 2022 that Ottawa force online platforms to “collect and make data publicly available about instances of harassment and promoting violence against journalists and other human rights defenders.”
Cabinet said in a document detailing …

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