Karina Gould wants to save democracy from fake news. How?
In the aftermath of the 2016 American presidential election, Western democracies awoke to an uncontrolled and potentially dangerous world of political disinformation, targeted ads, bots and foreign interference.
How Justin Trudeau’s government intends to respond to this new reality before the 2019 federal election should become clearer this spring.
“My hope is that over the course of the spring that we have some more in-depth conversations with social media companies. We’ll have to see where those go and how we think they’re progressing,” Karina Gould, the minister of democratic institutions, told CBC News in a recent interview.
“Are we going to see something more robust in the next six months? If we don’t see something more robust in the next six months, then we need to take action.”
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