OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says social media platforms and tech giants have failed Canadian users and it’s time the government stepped in. According to prepared remarks obtained by the Star, the Liberal government is set to unveil a framework for reining in tech giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon. In the prepared remarks, Trudeau calls the digital sphere the new “Wild West” — and suggests the time for regulation has come. After signing the Chirstchurch Call, five major U.S.-based tech companies — Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Twitter — issued an unprecedented joint statement pledging to do more. “Terrorism and violent extremism are complex societal problems that require an all-of-society response.
Source: thestar May 16, 2019 08:30 UTC