BPC Bulletin: Former Chief Justice Proposes Regulation of Social Media in Canada

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee.

 

Beverly McLachlin, a former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, has called for the creation of an independent regulatory agency that could order the removal of hate propaganda and harmful misinformation from social media.

REPORTAGE

Lynn Desjardins of Radio Canada International reports:
https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2021/04/06/ex-chief-justice-calls-for-regulation-of-social-media/

At iPolitics, Sarah Turnbull interviews Beverly McLachlin:

https://ipolitics.ca/2021/04/06/big-digital-lies-episode-4/

At the Western Standard, Dave Naylor reports:
https://westernstandardonline.com/2021/04/mclachlin-says-feds-must-pull-down-hurtful-internet-sites/

PRESS RELEASE

World Press Freedom Canada releases a news bulletin:
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/order-removal-from-social-media-of-most-offensive-material-ex-chief-justice-says-839343585.html

 

The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.

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