Canadian leaders weigh ‘online harm’ bills which would further restrict free speech

Sep 7, 2022 | Political News

Political leaders in Canada are moving forward with plans to impose further restrictions on online free speech.

They have assembled an “expert advisory group” to develop so-called “online harm” bills which will hold online service providers “responsible for addressing harmful content on their platforms and creating a safe online space that protects all Canadians,” according to the government’s website.

However, others worry that the Canadian government is stoking fears regarding hate speech, child exploitation, the sharing of non-consensual images, incitements to violence, and terrorism — all of which are already illegal — to pass sweeping restrictions against free speech that the government just doesn’t like.