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Canada is spending taxpayer’s money to fight online “misinformation”

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Their democratic credibility is not the only thing some governments are willing to part with, as they obsessively “combat online disinformation:” there’s also money.

In , millions are being spent to this end, the latest revealed instance being the funding of “research projects.”

A total of 16 such schemes will receive $1.2 million of taxpayer money, with the Department of Canadian Heritage announcement justifying this as essentially the need and the way to – preserve democracy.

In a world where “war is peace” and “freedom is slavery” – not to mention where “ignorance is bliss” – it shouldn’t be too hard to pass off efforts to financially strengthen “the war on misinformation” – that has become shorthand for censorship – as a way to actually safeguard freedom of expression.

“Our democracy relies on a common set of facts,” says the announcement on the Canada Heritage official page. Do not expect this “common set of facts” to be defined, though – that will highly likely be done as it has been done before, as a fitting punishment for whatever those in power to censor thought and speech flag as misinformation.

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