Don’t use post-9/11 vocab in future online regulations
The securitization of Muslims, who are enduring online hate and mass murder, is made possible by a vocabulary that helps conflate community or individual advocacy with extremism.
Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez is pictured in the West Block on Nov. 8, 2021. The federal government recently presented community groups with legal frameworks for possible future online regulations, but Ottawa can’t risk worsening a pattern in the name of national security, particularly in a time when the Emergencies Act has been invoked, writes Steven Zhou. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade