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Quick reads … Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Canada launches Digital Charter to combat hate speech and fake news

Canada has launched its new Digital Charter, designed to protect its citizens online and enforce rules governing social media platforms.

The charter will target fake news and hate speech online, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday.

CNET

Updates to the Privacy Act coming as feds announce promised digital charter

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says the federal government will look to update the Privacy Act as part of an effort to build greater trust in the digital world.

Bains made the commitment at Toronto’s Empire Club of Canada as part of a rollout of a ten-point digital charter aimed at protecting privacy and personal control of data.

GLOBAL

Federal government names organizations that will help spend $600M journalism fund

The federal government has named the eight Canadian organizations that will sit on a special advisory panel tasked with recommending news operations for participation in a $600 million media support fund.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced in his fall economic update that the federal government would make $600 million in tax credits and incentives available to selected media outlets over the next five years.

CBC

Canada Reaffirms Its Commitment to the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

The Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity each receive $375,000 in funding

OTTAWA, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ – Canada places great importance on the diversity of cultural content available to Canadians. The government’s efforts to promote a wide range of content and viewpoints across multiple platforms reflect our respect for cultural diversity and its enriching impact on individuals, society and economic prosperity.

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