Influenced: Should Canada's federal government regulate social media?

  • Publicado el 11 ene 2022
  • From major privacy breaches to harmful content driving extremist movements, social media has influenced multiple dangers in the real world.

    The problems were especially in the spotlight last September, when Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen provided evidence that suggests the company - now called Meta - knew its platforms prioritized profits over its users' well-being. Haugen claimed that its products harm children and stoke division.

    So can the federal government regulate it and should it? Anne Gaviola looks at the push for Ottawa to do more.

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Comentarios • 161

  • Bow Bender
    Bow Bender Hace 9 días +38

    Should global continue to put out feelers for the government?

    • Jonathan Gould
      Jonathan Gould Hace 9 días +3

      If there was any actual justice in Canada, No.

  • Disgruntled Citizen
    Disgruntled Citizen Hace 9 días +25

    I think at this point we all just want the government to stop breaking things. So, the less the government get involved in our lives, the better off we'll be.

    • M H
      M H Hace 8 días +1

      Yep. The government needs to get out of the way, they work for us, not vice versa, unless your country is a Communist one.

  • VoodooShark92
    VoodooShark92 Hace 9 días +19

    The government should mind its own god damn business tbh, they can't do anything right

  • The Midnight Monks
    The Midnight Monks Hace 9 días +24

    Social media is at the heart of all our political problems. Their A.I and algorithms are what needs to be regulated, not people's usage of it.

    • Derek Woodford
      Derek Woodford Hace 5 días

      @Moon Water Two things can be true at once...

    • Moon Water
      Moon Water Hace 5 días +1

      No mainstream media is at the heart of all our political problems

    • Harvey Holloway
      Harvey Holloway Hace 8 días +1

      Another communist regulating freedom of speech while pretending to believe in freedom.

    • Derek Woodford
      Derek Woodford Hace 8 días


  • Everything Is Fine
    Everything Is Fine Hace 8 días +11

    Anyone forgetting that the PM wants a censor bill that prevents any naughty comments against politicians?

  • Jackie 🛸
    Jackie 🛸 Hace 9 días +14

    Parents should be parents and stop buying and allowing hours of use on cell phones for their children. Poor Justin trying take away freedom of speech. Maybe his wife Sophie should have a house rule and put all the kids cell phones locked up somewhere at 7pm. How's that for solving a problem?

    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 8 días

      Are you aware Facebook developed a learning AI for the purpose of swaying your views and controlling what you see?

      Why wouldn't you want more freedoms to not have your social media try to radicalize you?

  • CFFX
    CFFX Hace 9 días +36

    Maybe the government should wake us up in the morning and tell us when we should go to bed too because most of us don't have their own brain and can't think for themselves. I want Justin to tell us how to live the right way. Maybe put us all on diet and watch our sugars and carbs intake. WHAT HAPPEN TO CRITCAL THINKING??

    • Katrina
      Katrina Hace 9 días +3

      Women? I thought he was into 15-yr old students - even if he had to pay $2.45mill for a NDA

    • Jon Jones
      Jon Jones Hace 9 días +2

      Silence. The high school drama teacher knows all. How dare you disagree with him. He loves women. He even said so. In reality his policies are making Canadian women stay with abusive partners because Justin's foreign champagne sipping buddies are bringing questionable boat loads of money and parking it into empty sitting domestic Canadian houses that Canadian women could be using.

      TRUTHNTRADITION Hace 9 días +6

      Didn't you hear the news? we're supposed to let MSM media do the thinking for us... LOL!

  • Purple Haze
    Purple Haze Hace 9 días +17

    Interesting how so many like to donate cash to buy the rope on which they will dangle...

  • steve harrigan
    steve harrigan Hace 9 días +10

    " I'm sorry sir, but I cant allow you access to our establishment, because I see you missed your 257th booster, and your third head is drooling" - - - - The Future.

  • davidbrennan5
    davidbrennan5 Hace 9 días +7

    Remove all the ad money and tracking data and leave the rest.

  • Vince JR
    Vince JR Hace 9 días +32

    No. Go move to China.

  • SierraKiloGulf
    SierraKiloGulf Hace 9 días +21

    This is not China, so NO!

    • The Midnight Monks
      The Midnight Monks Hace 9 días +1

      But China loves social media... it's the perfect tool for spreading propaganda, monitoring people, controlling what they believe and support. All while making money off human suffering.
      Why modern social media is just as Chinese as forced labour camps or covid.

  • Tom W
    Tom W Hace 9 días +26

    No, what happened to freedom of speech?

    • Derek Woodford
      Derek Woodford Hace 5 días

      @Jaykay Word! Thanks for the kind reply. Yes, there are some real demons on here sometimes. Truly weak people.

      Canadian media companies also employ the use of bots on their videos to boost likes and views....

      Although bots are very obvious, profile can be spotted a mile away if you know what you are looking for.

    • Jaykay
      Jaykay Hace 5 días +1

      @Derek Woodford ...and for the views of the less powerful. Thanks for posting a sensible post amid the flood of dis- and misinformation that seems to be flooding Canadian ESclips sites all of a sudden. I was just on a couple of weeks ago and it wasn’t nearly this bad. Peace.

    • Derek Woodford
      Derek Woodford Hace 8 días

      @vmitchinson That's not true. Freedom of speech doesn' exist for speech everyone agrees with, it's specifically to protect speech that people do not like.

    • BonSang
      BonSang Hace 9 días +2

      it died of COVID

    • Jack Sprat
      Jack Sprat Hace 9 días +10

      @vmitchinson "Truth"- You mean like how the federal government has hid pharmaceutical side effects from canadians?

  • ken munro
    ken munro Hace 9 días +2

    This is Canada, but America's owns the media ,what YOU SEE, HEAR AND THINK, not necessarily the truth.

  • curtis herbert
    curtis herbert Hace 8 días +2

    Less government = freedom

  • The Mitton Method
    The Mitton Method Hace 9 días +6

    No they have no business regulating anything in this manner!

    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 4 días

      @Derek Woodford Why do you think this is a millenial thing you dense Boomer?

      I walk into a job with a resume and I'm turned away and told to apply ONLINE.

      To find work using my
      Bachelors I need a FACEBOOK ACCOUNT. To get in contact for mentors for a MASTERS DEGREE I need a FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.

      Let me reiterate, 72% of the ENTIRE US population ARE ACTIVE USERS OF FACEBOOK. Which includes everything that uses a facebook account to sign in.

      You looked at this statistic and chose to ignore how pervasive Facebook is in our society.

    • Derek Woodford
      Derek Woodford Hace 5 días

      @megabeaver23 If you walk into a business and ask for an application in person, you don't need indeed.... Geez, how lazy are you millenials?

    • Derek Woodford
      Derek Woodford Hace 5 días

      @megabeaver23 I needed a google account, after that I really haven't had to worry. I'm not sure if google and facebook are the same thing, but youtube and google sure are. Heck, I've never even used that discord, I'm not sure if that's in the same realm as what we're talking about...

    • Derek Woodford
      Derek Woodford Hace 5 días

      @megabeaver23 I guess I don't know anyone who uses facebook. But most people I know are acutely aware of their online presence. There are a few apps that do exactly what facebook does, I think only a certain demographic of older people use it, mainly for the things you mentioned.... I wouldn't say that's the majority of people, considering how many other options there are.

      If you get your news from facebook, you're an absolute fool.... There are many fools about in the world...

      I don't know what to say about that.

    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 5 días

      @Derek Woodford What rock do you live under where you are this unaware of the power Facebook has.

      to use indeed you need a facebook account, employers use indeed or linkedln which also requires a facebook account.
      Your stat to correct it is 72% of the US are ACTIVE users of facebook.

      Businesses, charities, universities are run over instagram and whatsapp chats. Social media for any small business is exclusively over facebook, instagram and twitter. The president of the UNITED STATES made his declarations of office over twitter.

      Did you blink and miss the last 8 years of the modern world or are you just lying?

  • JayTwoTwo
    JayTwoTwo Hace 9 días +3

    They already do.

  • Kathleen Fraser
    Kathleen Fraser Hace 8 días

    Freedom of Speech - OHS Legislation - Children already controlled by parents - limitation 2 hours a day in place - Canada is not behind themselves what UK does is good for UK - What Austrail1a same. Accountability Good manners - remember your prospective employer is watching. God is in control. Algorithms yes. Perhaps . The writer places this issue in God's hands. God bless.

  • Ronald Walton
    Ronald Walton Hace 8 días +1

    They already do through the CRTC.

  • Youniverse
    Youniverse Hace 8 días

    Control, Control, Control!
    Fall into line, Sheep!

  • Gonzo Mandingo
    Gonzo Mandingo Hace 8 días +1

    HELL NO! Doesn't anyone care about freedom of speech any more?

  • Matt Belanger
    Matt Belanger Hace 9 días +8


  • Rose
    Rose Hace 9 días +38

    Sorry did you say Canada or china?

    • saubecity
      saubecity Hace 8 días

      i was wondering too

    • The Caspian Block
      The Caspian Block Hace 9 días +6

      I think they said Chinada😂😂

    • Aunty Pha
      Aunty Pha Hace 9 días

      you would like it if we allowed the toxic right to propagandize the country. I prefer a country where people believe the earth is a sphere and don't vote for obvious sociopaths.

  • Mike Moon
    Mike Moon Hace 8 días +2

    Wait, like in a communist dictatorship? 😂

  • Yumiko Señir
    Yumiko Señir Hace 7 días

    China in the making... next question would be: Should the federal government control our each and every move?

  • 1 AB
    1 AB Hace 9 días +1

    The Feds need a broken nose

  • M H
    M H Hace 8 días

    Ask the citizens of CHYna how government regulation is going.

  • Ital
    Ital Hace 9 días +3

    🐑: Please enslave us more! BaaAaaHH!

  • Joseph V
    Joseph V Hace 8 días +1


  • Frank Leccese
    Frank Leccese Hace 8 días

    Isn't that like allowing the fox to guard the hen house?

  • Lee Allen
    Lee Allen Hace 9 días +3

    So just throw your cell in the trash. Stop paying the bill.

  • Krystal Moon
    Krystal Moon Hace 9 días +7


    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 8 días

      Why not though, we are aware of the AI programed to influence our views. Don't you want control over what you see rather than an AI?

  • Senvia
    Senvia Hace 9 días +5

    Hey let’s vaccinate during a pandemic than wonder why there’s variants lol

    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 7 días

      @Derek Woodford And you're going to hell for bearing false witness across multiple videos.

      I don't care what some no body says.

    • Derek Woodford
      Derek Woodford Hace 8 días +1

      @megabeaver23 You are a liar.... lol, post secondary? ha, sure...

    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 8 días

      @Gogetemgirl K The mutation is chased as that is currently the one in circulation, I'm not an epidemiologist so I'm not sure on how they would track SARS-CoV-2 potential mutations as they do with influenza.

      For me being a scientist..Kinda? I'm an undergrad in molecular biology and doing a paper on similar subjects.

      I would recommend going to the CDC for covid information as they sifting and placing up the peer reviewed information, so even if you don't trust the experts (which is crazy to me but I'm not you) you can at least read the primary sources for information as it is posted.

      And hello fellow long hauler, I'm in a similar boat with my asthma returning+ loss a significant part of my sense of taste.

    • Gogetemgirl K
      Gogetemgirl K Hace 8 días +1

      @megabeaver23 Thank you for your response. Viruses will mutate, regardless of vaccination status, this I do agree with. But to chase a mutation that's already in circulation does not make sense. An endless battle. We are also not talking about Small Pox, nor the same type of vaccinations.

      I am more interested for those who have had the virus before these injections. Kindly, what are your thoughts?Are you a scientist?

      I was ill with the virus Jan 2020, carried the cough for over 5 months. (Deep lung) Had that cleared up with lasting lung damage.

      My information doesn't come from the tv doctors, their health "experts" or the politicians.

    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 8 días

      ​@Gogetemgirl K Thank you for saying you would risk small pox 50% chance of death for variola major or 30% chance of death for variola minor.

      Viruses don't mutate to escape as firstly there is nothing to escape other than a prepared immunity as viruses don't mutate by choice.
      You have a population which can be infected (unvaccinated) where a pathogen can freely proliferate and with each replication cycle you get a higher likelihood of a mutation occurring that is beneficial for the pathogen's spread.
      For someone vaccinated your body's immune system is prepared to combat the infection which reduces the number of replications that can occur staving off infection.

      Where do you get your information wrong as you've been misinformed?

  • Armando R. Castellanos
    Armando R. Castellanos Hace 9 días +1


  • visibleinvisible
    visibleinvisible Hace 9 días

    I heard a body remover in the next 5 years. They show you what you want to see watch or talk to...

    Its coming... next big Jim Jones Movement

    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 8 días

      That already happens, facebook made an AI that does that.

  • David Getchell
    David Getchell Hace 9 días +6


  • Quadruple-Vaxxed Boomer

    It's in the air, mongrels.


    What? F Canada government

  • DeepCupsChan119
    DeepCupsChan119 Hace 9 días +2

    wow that guy has a nice PS5 behind him with the TV lol 0:38

  • Shawn Vigor
    Shawn Vigor Hace 9 días


  • Justin Longley
    Justin Longley Hace 9 días +1

    Can we turn away the “vaccinated” from hospitals since they are overwhelming them?

    • Derek Woodford
      Derek Woodford Hace 8 días

      If the vaccinated were overwhelming hospitals, would you agree to ban them from treatment?Your logic makes no sense.

  • Rui Zhang
    Rui Zhang Hace 9 días +2

    Sue meta

  • Earth
    Earth Hace 9 días +6

    Yes we should slap Facebook with regulation he’s made enough money off our drama 🎭

  • Quadruple-Vaxxed Boomer

    No to totalitarian technocratic communism in Canada.

  • 2CoolChris556
    2CoolChris556 Hace 9 días +1

    0:49 shameless ps5 plug

  • 1
    1 Hace 8 días +1

    Covid 19 = Certification of vaccination identification 19: a =1 I =9

  • Canadian
    Canadian Hace 9 días

    Shud ze Chinuh grweat fiwa wallz ve instavled heya in ze nayzee kountwee? Hail ze raik! Hail ze Truduh!

  • Zombie Slayer8999
    Zombie Slayer8999 Hace 7 días

    Not a cold day in hell

  • backpulse
    backpulse Hace 7 días


  • The One And Only
    The One And Only Hace 9 días +16


  • China Flu
    China Flu Hace 9 días


    BLT4LIFE Hace 8 días

    I'm just here to watch the people who report me cry about censorship. 🍿

  • Derek Woodford
    Derek Woodford Hace 8 días +1

    This is clearly propaganda.

  • Public Commentor
    Public Commentor Hace 9 días +8


  • TheSweetOne
    TheSweetOne Hace 9 días +4

    Yes, for the love of God yes. Lol

      TRUTHNTRADITION Hace 8 días

      ​@megabeaver23 Lot's to unpack here...
      1) Why can't you get off FB? Them having "a monopoly" only matters if they're a necessity. . . Do you need FB? (IMO you don't, go outside & interact with people in your community instead of randos online).

      2) I'm not ignoring anything. I even said that social media should (only) be regulated in a way that removes their power to censor people (who don't break the constitutional law) Also... YOU need to realize that private businesses only has as much power as WE give them. EX: if you don't like child labour, then stop telling Old Navy it's okay to get caught using it 6 times by continuing to buy their clothes. . . If you don't like FB dictating what you see, leave FB for a platform that doesn't do that. (easy-peasy)...

      *2b) Everyone needs to understand that we, as citizens of a nation / members of a society have 2 kinds of votes. The votes we cast every 4 years (for corrupt politicians) & the votes we cast EVERY SINGLE DAY with the dollars/time we spend... I'd argue the latter is actually more important than the former.*

      3) You keep saying "AI"... There is no "AI" on FB, algorithms are not AI, they are scripts written by humans... & regarding "King Zuck" he only has any power because of people who refuse to simply leave FB (again, back to the votes you cast every day with your time/money... If you really didn't like "King Zuck" you'd STOP GIVING HIM POWER BY USING FB).

      4) I argue against MSM for being bought & paid for puppets/shills of international mega-corps with far too much influence. The exact same thing I critize govt for.. (No idea what you thought I was doing, or how you thought otherwise.)

      5) Who said anything about trans-rights? I simply reminded you that in our current, backwards world, the people who are controlling what is & isn't "misinformation" are the same people who insist that "men can get pregant too" (illustrating exactly how crazy they truly are... **because that 's fkn insane.**

      Either you read my coments too fast & didn't quite get what I was saying, or you're lacking in the reading compehension dept. (not trying to insult you, just entirely unsure how you could ever possibly begin to think I was "worked up over trans-rights") LOL.

      I've read your other comments here before, & you seem to be on the side of freedom / against much of the insanity surrounding us currently. But you're still somehow convinced that the govt has what's best for us in their heart... they do not. Therefore, they should not be trusted to regulate our main tool of communication beyond restricting the platforms themselves from censoring us for "wrongthink" *which almost all of them do now* (All except maybe GAB, which is the ONLY social media platform I currently trust).

      Have a good day. Keep fighting the good fight & keep learning everyday. Knowledge is power


    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 8 días

      @TRUTHNTRADITION Except we can't get off of Facebook as facebook holds a monopoly in the WESTERN HEMISPHERE. When facebook went down last year 70% of the north americans could not communicate with each other.

      You are ignoring the bigger problem of letting a for profit business have more say and control making FACEBOOK MORE POWERFUL THAN THE GOVERNMENT. Do you want King Zuckerberg, whom have no reason to give us serfs any rights.

      Restricting an AI from controlling what you see and hear PROTECTS OUR RIGHTS as otherwise we are letting a corporate machine tell you what you think you should know and believe.

      You argue against MSM for this sort of thing so why are you excusing Big Brother for doing it?

      Lastly calm down over transgender rights, you're not different than those talking about "the dangers of the gays"

      TRUTHNTRADITION Hace 8 días +2

      ​@megabeaver23 & you seem to be missing how that only means you should get off FB & go to a platform that doesn't do that, like GAB for instance.

      If you allow the govt to "regulate" all of social media, then EVERY social media platform will have the exact same problem you just described FB as having... Except instead of an algorithym written by FB controlling it, it'll be the govt dictating what is & isn't allowed to be seen & heard.

      The very LAST thing we need, is any govt (but particularly this govt) having the power to control what we see & hear. Because if we allow that, then their very next step will be to criminalize anything they deem "wrongthink" (which we both know they will).

      IF the govt were to "regulate" social media, it should only be to regulate that social media should never be allowed to restrict the speech of any people. (which we also know it would never allow... after all, it's the people that insist 'men can get pregnant' who currently get to decide what is & isn't "misinformation" in this crazy, backwards world)

    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 8 días

      For someone aboot truth you're missing how Facebook made an AI to influence what you see based on the opinion they want you to have.

      Don't you want control over what you see rather than what an AI tells you?

    • Earth
      Earth Hace 9 días


  • Joe Bowe
    Joe Bowe Hace 7 días


    GHOST FPV Hace 8 días +2

    Sounds like underage people shouldn't be on Facebook or social media of any kind in the first place, I recall that you agree that you're older than 13 when you create a profile. Let's raise that age and enforce it

    • M H
      M H Hace 8 días

      I'd start with getting the Marxists out of our education system.

  • TMJ
    TMJ Hace 9 días

    Yes ban these comments