MALCOLM: If Trudeau’s going to crack down on ‘fake news’, he needs to define the term

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants social media companies to crack down on what he considers “fake news.”

According to a recent media report, Trudeau met with top executives at Facebook and told them to fix their algorithms to prevent the spread of so-called fake news.

He didn’t simply ask Facebook to investigate the supposed problem, he threatened action – including stricter regulations from Ottawa – if the social media giant failed to comply with his demands.

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