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MPs highlight need for more regulation, enforcement of social media platforms in Canada 

Media | 02/11/2021 5:23 pm EST

In a Friends of Canadian Broadcasting panel on Thursday, MPs from the three major parties indicated support for additional regulations and enforcement to manage threats of violence stemming from social media platforms.  At the event, focused on protecting democracy in Canada, NDP MP Charlie Angus said that companies like Facebook Inc. have been cut too much slack, considering that numerous instances of political violence have stemmed from its platform in some capacity.  “We asked...

Dozens of MP’s online accounts appeared in data breaches

Media | 03/18/2019 5:41 pm EDT

Nearly a hundred emails for members of parliament — among them eight direct-to-MP emails — have been recorded in various data breaches dating back years, an analysis done by the Wire Report revealed. That includes some 87 general email accounts for members of...

Ethics committee calls for new social media rules

Media | 12/11/2018 7:27 pm EST

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is unanimously calling for new rules for social media companies...

Zuckerberg declines joint Canada-UK committee appearance

Media | 11/07/2018 1:50 pm EST

Facebook Inc.’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined a joint-request by...

MPs call on Zuckerberg to testify to international committee on ‘fake news’

Media | 10/31/2018 7:45 pm EDT

MPs in Canada and the United Kingdom have stepped up their efforts to get the chance to grill Facebook Inc.’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a parliamentary committee hearing. The chairs of two...

Committee tells Equifax compensation meagre after breach

telecom | 12/05/2017 12:47 pm EST

OTTAWA — The House of Commons’ ethics committee did not mince words...