Facebook set to unveil plan to guard against fake news during Canadian election campaign

Facebook’s “Canadian Election Integrity Initiative” is a response to a warning from the country’s top cybersecurity agency that hacker groups would “almost certainly” attempt to influence the 2019 federal election.

Who does Zuckerberg want elected? There’s your next PM.

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  • Old Guy

    Let me fix that headline for you.

    Facebook set to unveil paln to help elect Liberals with Fake News

    • Alain

      Why not when American leftists/Democrats succeeded with their coup the last election aided and abetted by the MSM.

      • Justin St.Denis

        You mean the Dems – with the support of the MSM – intended to lose the election of 2016? Really? What are you saying?

        • Alain

          No not at all. I am saying that they succeeded in their coup to remove Harper and put in boy wonder and his gang of thieves.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      I’m on the same page.

  • ontario john

    So I guess ads from the Conservative Party and the Christian Heritage Party will be banned.

    • Liberal Progressive

      Well they must be fake news being from conservatives!

      It’s the medias responsibility to help people think correctly.

    • Alain

      If not they will be subjected to lies and just basic demonisation.

  • Can Zuck be PM and President at the same time?

    • simus1

      Perhaps he will take his cue from King James.

  • Waffle

    Today’s TODO list: add new chapter to “1984”.

  • Editor

    How about avoiding, maybe even boycotting Facebook altogether?

    • Alain

      I do and always have.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Beyond Disqus, I have no media fingerprint/profile. No Twitter, Facebook or any other social media account. Hey! I think we both fit the profile of a mass murderer! 😉

      • A Hamilton Guy

        Include me too.

  • Brett_McS

    Isn’t “influencing an election” what every candidate and supporter tries to do?

  • irishrus

    Isn’t that like fake media planning to guard against fake media?
    In other words, are opinion and mob mentality is the “truth” and everyone else is fake

  • WalterBannon

    Foreign power Facebook Set To Unveil Plan To Influence Canadian Election Campaign

  • Justin St.Denis

    Canadians over-rating their global importance yet again, at Canadian taxpayers’ expense and with their approval. Sad. But really quite funny, too.

    • Alain

      I disagree on this, because there is plenty of evidence of how the Democrats who got Obama in worked to get Trudeau Jr. in along with funding an aid of radical leftist Americans and their organisations. Clearly it was important for them to remove Harper and get their puppet to replace him. So it isn’t a matter of thinking Canada has great global importance.