CANADALAND
#213 How Facebook Bought-Off Canada For Peanuts
Forget taxes and regulations — why scrutinize Facebook when you can partner with them?
January 8, 2018

Governments around the world are cracking down on Facebook. But not Canada’s.

Forget taxes and regulations — Trudeau’s Ministers are getting photo-ops and a $500,000 investment in Canada’s journalism industry from Facebook.

So. Why scrutinize Facebook when you can partner with them?

Here’s Facebook’s head of Canadian public policy, Kevin Chan hosting Minister of Democratic Institutions, Karina Gould, at FB’s Oct 19 launch of the Canadian Election Integrity Initiative.

But leaders from dozens of countries, including Germany and Australia, aren’t as smitten.

Concordia communications professor Fenwick McKelvey joins Jesse to make sense of this.

This episode of CANADALAND is brought to you by our newest sponsor Paytm.

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