Federal government blocking social media users, quietly deleting posts

Canadian government departments have quietly blocked nearly 22,000 Facebook and Twitter users, with Global Affairs Canada accounting for nearly 20,000 of the blocked accounts, CBC News has learned.

Canada doesn’t share blocked user lists with the US, do they? Asking for a friend.


  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    Funny, the CBC does the exact same thing.

  • “Canada’s spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service blocked two users — one for sending pornography, the other for ‘abusive content’.”

    I feel much better now knowing that Canada’s top secrets on our secure government servers are only one twitter tweet away.

  • A bit OT, just got an “urgent” public service announcement from my (non-Google) search engine provider re: changes to Net Neutrality. It started under Obama but apparently Trump is on board with it as well. Not sure what to make of it — link for what it’s worth: https://www.battleforthenet

    And related John Oliver rant:

  • Lightstream

    I’ve been saying for years, this is not a democracy. It’s practically a third world county.