Censorship & the Trudeau Administration

Brian Lilley:

“The government’s determination to keep the consultations submissions secret until compelled to disclose them by law eviscerates its claims to support open, transparent government. There is simply no good reason to use secrecy as the default for a government consultation,” Geist wrote.

Especially not when you have been accused of wanting to expand government surveillance and censorship powers across the internet. These public submissions should have been readily available for all to see, but perhaps they were embarrassed by Twitter comparing the government’s actions to dictatorships.

The social media platform compared the government’s proposal to block websites to tactics used in China, North Korea and Iran while also saying requiring “proactive monitoring of content sacrifices freedom of expression to the creation of a government run system of surveillance of anyone who uses Twitter.”