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Ottawa needs to ‘rewrite’ online-harms proposal ‘from the ground up’: Citizen Lab

The five categories of content that the federal government is seeking to curb—including incitements of violence, hate speech, and non-consensual distribution of intimate images—“have little in common, beyond the fact they are illegal,” the authors Cynthia Khoo, Lex Gill and Christopher Parsons wrote in a submission on behalf of the University of Toronto-based research centre to Canadian Heritage’s consultation. Trying to address them under a single law is “incoherent, counterproductive, and constitutionally untenable.” (The Logic)

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