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Paul Berton: The war on truth is heating up, and we’re losing

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22.06.2019

Another ominous warning on Canada's upcoming federal election came this week in an international report.

It says Canada has done a "commendable" job of protecting Canadians from foreign interference during the campaign, but it's not enough.

The report was done by two bipartisan groups: the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, for the Alliance of Democracies Foundation. They have done similar work in the U.S.

The groups recommend that Canada should better regulate social media giants to ensure they control fake news, untruths and misinformation, and impose "very stiff penalties" on those who fail to manage it.

Notwithstanding the fact that these companies have ignored the threat, are negligent in the fight and are seemingly........

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