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LAWTON: Government “monitoring” social media posts about immigration

Bureaucrats in Canada's immigration department "monitor" social media posts and Reddit threads to see what Canadians are saying about the country's immigration and asylum issues.

Read the full report here: https://tnc.news/2019/07/23/government-monitoring-social-media-for-posts-critical-of-trudeaus-immigration-record/

Bureaucrats in Canada’s immigration department “monitor” social media posts and Reddit threads to see what Canadians are saying about the country’s immigration and asylum issues, documents obtained by True North under Access to Information reveal.

This email thread chronicles 12 employees in the communications and social media division of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada analyzing a Reddit thread and numerous Tweets, including by Michelle Rempel and Maxime Bernier, that were critical of the government.

In fact, a chart of tweets included even describes a couple of flagged tweets as containing “condemnation of the Trudeau government,” as well as other descriptors.

True North’s Andrew Lawton reports.

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