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 • 146

  • Fringe Canadian
    Fringe Canadian Hace 10 meses +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.

  • Bow Bender
    Bow Bender Hace 10 meses +36

    Should global continue to put out feelers for the government?

    • Jonathan Gould
      Jonathan Gould Hace 10 meses +3

      If there was any actual justice in Canada, No.

  • steve harrigan
    steve harrigan Hace 10 meses +9

    " 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.

  • Everything Is Fine
    Everything Is Fine Hace 10 meses +10

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

  • Purple Haze
    Purple Haze Hace 10 meses +17

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

  • The Midnight Monks
    The Midnight Monks Hace 10 meses +25

    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 10 meses

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

    • Harvey Holloway
      Harvey Holloway Hace 10 meses +1

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

    • Derek Woodford
      Derek Woodford Hace 10 meses


  • Jackie 🛸
    Jackie 🛸 Hace 10 meses +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 10 meses

      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?

  • Vince JR
    Vince JR Hace 10 meses +31

    No. Go move to China.

  • David Brennan
    David Brennan Hace 10 meses +6

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

  • ken munro
    ken munro Hace 10 meses +2

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

  • Tom W
    Tom W Hace 10 meses +25

    No, what happened to freedom of speech?

    • Derek Woodford
      Derek Woodford Hace 10 meses

      @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 10 meses +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 10 meses

      @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 10 meses +2

      it died of COVID

    • vmitchinson
      vmitchinson Hace 10 meses +2

      Freedom of speech comes with the responsibility to speak the truth!

  • Kathleen Fraser
    Kathleen Fraser Hace 10 meses

    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.

  • SierraKiloGulf
    SierraKiloGulf Hace 10 meses +20

    This is not China, so NO!

    • The Midnight Monks
      The Midnight Monks Hace 10 meses +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.

  • curtis herbert
    curtis herbert Hace 10 meses +2

    Less government = freedom

  • JayTwoTwo
    JayTwoTwo Hace 10 meses +3

    They already do.

  • Youniverse
    Youniverse Hace 10 meses

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

  • CFFX
    CFFX Hace 10 meses +34

    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 10 meses +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 10 meses +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.

    • Mr_Enigmatic
      Mr_Enigmatic Hace 10 meses +6

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

  • Ronald Walton
    Ronald Walton Hace 10 meses +1

    They already do through the CRTC.

  • Yumiko Señir
    Yumiko Señir Hace 10 meses

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

  • Frank Leccese
    Frank Leccese Hace 10 meses

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

  • The Mitton Method
    The Mitton Method Hace 10 meses +5

    No they have no business regulating anything in this manner!

    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 10 meses

      @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 10 meses

      @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 10 meses

      @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 10 meses

      @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 10 meses

      @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?

  • Mike Moon
    Mike Moon Hace 10 meses +2

    Wait, like in a communist dictatorship? 😂

  • Donna Cabot
    Donna Cabot Hace 8 meses

    Funny. Liberal govt gave over 600,000$ in march to influencers to sing liberal praises. I'm broke now. 🤣🤣

  • 1 AB
    1 AB Hace 10 meses +1

    The Feds need a broken nose

  • Joseph V
    Joseph V Hace 10 meses +1


  • Ital
    Ital Hace 10 meses +3

    🐑: Please enslave us more! BaaAaaHH!

  • Quadruple-Vaxxed Boomer
    Quadruple-Vaxxed Boomer Hace 10 meses

    It's in the air, mongrels.

  • Quadruple-Vaxxed Boomer
    Quadruple-Vaxxed Boomer Hace 10 meses

    No to totalitarian technocratic communism in Canada.

  • visibleinvisible
    visibleinvisible Hace 10 meses

    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 10 meses

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

  • Matt Belanger
    Matt Belanger Hace 10 meses +8


  • R
    R Hace 10 meses +35

    Sorry did you say Canada or china?

    • saubecity
      saubecity Hace 10 meses

      i was wondering too

    • Aunty Pha
      Aunty Pha Hace 10 meses

      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.

  • Lee Allen
    Lee Allen Hace 10 meses +3

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

  • Armando R. Castellanos
    Armando R. Castellanos Hace 10 meses +1


  • DeepCupsChan119
    DeepCupsChan119 Hace 10 meses +2

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

  • Shawn Vigor
    Shawn Vigor Hace 10 meses



    What? F Canada government

  • David Getchell
    David Getchell Hace 10 meses +6


  • Amanda
    Amanda Hace 10 meses +5

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

    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 10 meses

      @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 10 meses +1

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

    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 10 meses

      @Gogetemgirl 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
      Gogetemgirl Hace 10 meses +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 10 meses

      ​@Gogetemgirl 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?

  • Zombie Slayer8999
    Zombie Slayer8999 Hace 10 meses

    Not a cold day in hell

  • 2CoolChris
    2CoolChris Hace 10 meses +1

    0:49 shameless ps5 plug

  • backpulse
    backpulse Hace 10 meses


  • Krystal Moon
    Krystal Moon Hace 10 meses +7


    • megabeaver23
      megabeaver23 Hace 10 meses

      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?

  • China Flu
    China Flu Hace 10 meses


  • Derek Woodford
    Derek Woodford Hace 10 meses +1

    This is clearly propaganda.

  • 1
    1 Hace 10 meses +1

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

  • Public Commentor
    Public Commentor Hace 10 meses +7


  • Justin Longley
    Justin Longley Hace 10 meses +1

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

    • Derek Woodford
      Derek Woodford Hace 10 meses

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

  • Joe Bowe
    Joe Bowe Hace 10 meses


    GHOST FPV Hace 10 meses +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

  • Light
    Light Hace 10 meses +5

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

  • The One And Only
    The One And Only Hace 10 meses +15


  • TMJ
    TMJ Hace 10 meses

    Yes ban these comments

  • TheSweetOne
    TheSweetOne Hace 10 meses +4

    Yes, for the love of God yes. Lol

    • Mr_Enigmatic
      Mr_Enigmatic Hace 10 meses

      ​@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 10 meses

      @Mr_Enigmatic 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"

    • Mr_Enigmatic
      Mr_Enigmatic Hace 10 meses +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 10 meses

      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?

    • Light
      Light Hace 10 meses