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LAWTON: Government might shut down social media companies during election

Because it's 2019? More like 1984.

Because it’s 2019? More like 1984.

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould has said her government may move to shut down social media companies during the election if they don’t comply with the government’s “Declaration on Electoral Integrity Online.”

The declaration requires social media companies to combat “misinformation” serving to “undermine free and fair elections and core democratic institutions and aggravate existing societal tensions,” except no definition of what such misinformation is exists in the document.

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