The Deplorables that surrounded the Trump presidential campaign have all but disappeared from the mainstream web.
It can be a valuable, even necessary, tool. It can also, of course, be an anxiety-inducing hellsite.
Lord Conrad Black, First of His Name, The Unedited, King of Columns, Breaker of Laws, Flatterer of American Presidents, and Father of the National Post. Did Canada’s favourite criminal Lord just schmooze his way into a pardon from Donald Trump or is the American justice system to blame? Also, speaking of ancient things, Canada’s dusty old privacy laws are back in the spotlight thanks to the government’s new digital charter.
And if so, can government regulation crack down on hate speech and election interference on social media without crushing free speech?
Canada’s in a bad way with China. Has the media prepared us to deal with the growing superpower?
Nearly all the funds received by the “grassroots” group came from several large corporate donors
Big accounts tend to accrue fake followers no matter what. But there are also services that sell them.
“We all have a responsibility to protect our democracy and make sure our political debate is grounded in the facts,” Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says
But it appears that the anti-Liberal political group has never gotten to the point of following through.
Their PR rep may have felt they were reaching out in good faith, but the company can no longer be assumed to be in good faith with the public at all.
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