During a House of Commons committee meeting on Monday, Liberal Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault claimed that his government had no plans to censor Canadians online despite seeking to introduce sweeping social media regulations. Guilbeault made the comments in response to a question by Liberal MP Tim Louis while appearing before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. The committee is currently studying the Liberal government’s proposed Bill C-10 which seeks to revamp Canada’s Broadcasting Act. “[It’s] clearly not what we’re doing. There’s no censorship in Canadian broadcasting right now. There’s different types of stations, different types of TV, radio stations that will have different angles on the political spectrum. This is totally normal in a democracy,” said Guilbeault.
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The White House on Sunday urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft’s Outlook email program, saying a recent software patch still left serious vulnerabilities. “This is an active threat still developing and we urge network operators to take it very seriously,” a White House official said, adding that top US security officials were working to decide what next steps to take following the breach. CNN on Sunday separately reported the Biden administration was forming a task force to address the hack. The White House official, in a statement, said the administration was making “a whole of government response.” While Microsoft released a patch last week to fix flaws in its email software, the remedy still leaves open a so-called back door that can allow access to compromised servers and perpetuating further attacks by others.
A Twitter post by the Nation of Islam linking to a video where its leader, Louis Farrakhan, claims the coronavirus vaccine is deadly has remained on Twitter since March 1. Twitter has yet to take action on the video despite its policies against coronavirus misinformation. Facebook took down a corresponding post on its site. “Now variants are popping up here and there, making null and void what you call your vaccine,” Farrakhan says in the video. “I have friends that are turning because I told them not to take this vaccine. You cannot disprove what we have said.”
CNN’s left-wing media guru Brian Stelter raised eyebrows this weekend by filming himself without pants in an attempt to prove that hosting a TV show from home “humanizes the news.” On Sunday’s installment of “Reliable Sources,” Stelter set aside no time to address the growing controversy over star CNN anchor Chris Cuomo being barred from covering the scandals plaguing his brother, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, following their chummy, journalistically unethical interviews.
‘Biden’s Boardwalk Bash’: Joe & Hunter Used Public Funds To Schmooze Reporters In Exchange For Favorable Coverage
Dozens of reporters, journalists, and news anchors enjoyed a close-knit relationship with Joe Biden and his family, dating back to his Vice Presidency and linked to his private parties – thrown at taxpayer expense at the Vice President’s residence – known as “Biden Beach Boardwalk Bashes,” the National Pulse can reveal. The news may go some way to explaining why CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and many others ignored the Hunter Biden laptop story of 2020. The Biden Beach Boardwalk Bash was a pool party held in June at the Vice President’s Residence (VPR) on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory in northwest Washington, D.C. It was hosted by Joe and Jill Biden, with attendance by the entire Biden family, including Hunter. According to White House visitor logs, dozens upon dozens of prominent Washington journalists were guests at this prestigious party three times—in 2011, 2014, and 2016. No reporters from right-leaning or conservative media outlets were invited.
BC news outlet quietly deletes article with black academic critical of the Black Lives Matter movement
News 1130 radio contacted Sonia Orlu first for an interview. Yet they didn’t bother to notify her when taking it down. What started as an informal piece last year geared towards family and friends evolved into a formal critique of the Black Lives Matter movement. Ms. Orlu made it clear in an interview with The Post Millennial that: she doesn’t see herself as a victim, acknowledges racism exists, but most importantly that systemic racism needs to be proven rather than asserted. As of Friday night, Sonia Orlu sits at 60 followers on Twitter. She describes herself as a PhD student in Political Science at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. “More recently, she has begun studying issues relating to identity politics, diversity and inclusion, and free speech in the era of social media as the new public square.”
In an effort to protect the feelings of pedophiles, journalists in Tasmania have been instructed to “avoid” calling those who abuse children pedophiles, as this is believed to marginalize those who have the condition of pedophilia. This determination was made after a reporter had a conversation with the Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) in the region over the weekend, during which these concerns were raised, according to The Australian. The conversation was allegedly regarding a man who was a pedophile, and killed himself while facing charges on multiple counts of child sex abuse and the creation of media showing child sex abuse. James Geoffrey Griffin was a former nurse, and took his life in 2019. In an email sent to ABC journalists, staff were instructed against using the term pedophile even when they are describing a person who preys on children and has sexually assaulted children in a serial manner. Apparently, calling those people pedophiles makes people who are also pedophiles feel that they are being discriminated against.
According to Coco Chanel, fashion changes, but style endures. In fact, style endures for a lifetime, if a flock of social-media-savvy senior influencers is any measure. Known as “Granfluencers,” these men and women (mostly women) range from age 55-95;most have hundreds of thousands of followers hanging on their every costume change and pronouncement. A recent Daily Mail article about these go-get-em grannies describes the power these bold and beautiful role models have.
TORONTO — Radio and television personality Dick Smyth, whose booming commentary filled Canadian airwaves for decades with hot takes on the day’s topics, has died at 86. His daughter Tracy Smyth said he died Saturday afternoon in Huntsville, Ont. “He was a mentor to many, many people in the business, and I know that he’s left a hole in many people’s hearts with his passing,” she said by phone from Nova Scotia.
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON — John McAfee, the antivirus software pioneer whose former company still bears his name, has been indicted on fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges stemming from two cryptocurrency schemes, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. Authorities accused McAfee and his bodyguard, Jimmy Gale Watson Jr, of exploiting McAfee’s large Twitter following to artificially inflate prices of “altcoins” through a pump-and-dump scheme, and concealing payments McAfee received from startup businesses to promote initial coin offerings.