Canada Should Heed US Lessons in Foreign Social Media Interference

Recently, lawyers from three tech giants — Facebook, Twitter and Google — testified before congress about how Russian operations manipulated their platforms during and after last year’s contentious presidential election.

The congressional hearings largely dealt with the question of what role these American companies should serve in safeguarding American democracy from foreign interference, and whether government regulation is required. But they should also raise concerns for Canada as it faces another round of provincial and federal elections in the next two years.

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