Canada announces Declaration on Electoral Integrity online

27 May 2019

Ahead of the October 2019 Federal elections, the Government of Canada launched the Declaration on Electoral Integrity online to prevent the misuse of online platforms to spread misinformation during elections. The Declaration represents a joint commitment from both online platforms and the Canadian government to ensure integrity and transparency of the institutions and processes leading up to the elections

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One of the main sociocultural issues is content policy, often addressed from the standpoints of human rights (freedom of expression and the right to communicate), government (content control), and technology (tools for content control). Discussions usually focus on three groups of content:


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