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Microsoft, Facebook to help tame internet ahead of Canada's election, official says

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc have agreed to help boost the security of Canada’s October election by removing fake accounts and cracking down on bots, a top government official said on Monday.

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Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould

 

Last month the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau complained that the world’s major social media companies were not doing enough to help combat potential foreign meddling in the vote and said Ottawa might have to regulate them.

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould told legislators that the two companies had made commitments in a voluntary declaration on electoral integrity.

“The Wild West online era cannot continue - inaction is not an option. Disinformation must not stand,” said Gould, repeating the threat to crack down on the firms if necessary.

Government officials say they fear bad actors - some linked to Russia - will try to interfere in the vote.

“The malicious, multi-faceted and ever-evolving tactics constitute a serious strategic threat,” said Gould.

Microsoft and Facebook had also agreed to intensify efforts to combat disinformation, promote safeguards to address cyber security incidents and explain their rules about accepting political advertising, Gould said.

“I urge other platforms to follow suit in the coming days,” she added in a clear reference to Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google.

Asked how she could ensure compliance given that the declaration is non-binding, Gould said the keen interest of the public, media and political parties would hold these platforms to account in the short term.

“I think they have an absolute interest to be good actors in the Canadian democratic space, and if that is not the case then we will be coming back with stronger regulatory reforms,” she told reporters, without giving further details.

Sources told Reuters earlier this month that Canadian security services were alarmed by what they see as a potential weakness in political parties’ cyber networks.

Polls suggest the Liberals could lose the election to the official opposition Conservatives.

 

Reporting by David Ljunggren and Kelsey Johnson in Ottawa; Editing by Matthew Lewis and Sonya Hepinstall

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-politics-election/microsoft-facebook-to-help-tame-internet-ahead-of-canadas-election-official-says-idUSKCN1SX1T7

 

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"Democratic Institutions Minister" 

 

 

Please someone tell me what the actual fuck this person does for their money.

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Trudeau: Still thinks he has a chance in October and doesn't want fake accounts posting anti-Liberal hit pieces. Jokes on them, he's proven he's very capable of falling on his own sword.

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Things are not going well for him?

 

But his Daddy's name will surely do it for him! 😮

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I got a phone call today. Putin says "Challenge accepted".

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4 hours ago, Baledwyr said:

Things are not going well for him?

 

But his Daddy's name will surely do it for him! 😮

 

He's not doing great, good or poorly. Every week some organization will conduct a "poll" and it's either a neck-in-neck race or the Liberals trailing behind. Guessing it depend on the location of the people polled. Trudeau is toast, in reality. The Liberals have lost most of their stronghold provinces (chiefly Ontario and Queerbec) to the Conservatives. It's been suggested that Trudeau's weak leadership may have set the Reds back at least a decade, in terms of trust in leadership.  He is a guy whom:

 

Failed grade 7

Dropped out of University not once, but twice

Became a snowboard instructor (LOL - Right!?!)

Finally got "degree" and became a Drama Teacher (LOL - Right!?!)

 

Hardly the skills of a devout, strong leader of first world Country.  Trudeau won bascially because of, record lowest number of voter turn out and single issue voters, IE: The marijuana lobby. Unfortunatly, the soon-to-be Prime Minister is a 40 year old from out West, with his hands in the dairy cartel and claims to be Conservative, but also stated that he's more center leaning. Sum it up, he'll go whichever way the wind blows that particular day.

 

Justin is exactly like Ardern, but with a slightly looser pussy.

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Justin is exactly like Ardern, but with a slightly looser pussy.

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I have been wondering if those two are into each other. No matter what world leaders summit, she always spends most of her time with him.

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Trudeau prolly admires her toxic masculinity and she admires the fact he can take a hour on her tower of power.  Honestly never heard much about Ardern up until last year, besides she's young and managed to get at least one decent photo of her to make panties sweat.

 

Her creditbility was lost when that flakey-pro Israel chap supposedly blew away some Muslims and she instantly called out for a gun grab, which netted, last time I checked, a whopping 97 guns. Then there was the whole head scarf bullshit, in a strong show of support to her fellow lefties. Don't recall her, or Justin ever, ever showing support for Christians or Muslims that got killed during this years Ramadan Bombathon. All signalling to a fleeting amount of people, like you  question, each other.  The fact a high number of Trudeau's close friends have/are convicted peados, should raise a few eyebrows about her and her tastes.

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