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Gould says feds ‘putting pressure’ on social media giants to ‘act responsibly’ in lead-up to vote

By Beatrice Paez       

Facebook's representative in Ottawa, Kevin Chan, says the social media giant is expected to have its external oversight council up and running by the end of 2019.

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould said 'conversations are underway' with tech companies—Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft—to improve their efforts to tackle the threat of foreign interference. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould says the federal government is “putting pressure” on social media giants to “act responsibly” to prevent foreign interference, while Facebook’s lobbyist says the company is devoting the necessary resources to respond to such threats.

Beatrice Paez

Beatrice Paez is the digital editor at The Hill Times.
- bpaez@hilltimes.com


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