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Harmful Online Content

Liberal

Introduce legislation within 100 days to combat serious forms of harmful online content, such as hate speech, terrorist content, content inciting violence, child sexual abuse material, & the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, making social media platforms accountable for the content they host.

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Conservative

  • Clearly criminalise statements that encourage violence against people or identifiable groups, focusing on online incitement.
  • Provide $25M to law enforcement to quickly investigate online threats of violence, hate speech, & disinformation campaigns by foreign governments or extremist groups.
  • Require social media platforms to remove illegal content, such as content that incites violence.
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NDP

  • Convene a national working group to counter online hate.
  • Make social media platforms responsible for removing hateful & extremist content before it can do harm.
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Green

  • Fund data collection on the spread of online hate & real-world violence.
  • Support research & development to improve AI solutions for detecting misinformation, hate, & violence online.
  • Hold publishers of malicious disinformation to account.
  • Invest in initiatives & partnerships to increase access to accurate information.
  • Limit government to a regulatory role in monitoring & moderating online content.

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