A federal law was recently passed in Canada called the Online News Act, or Bill C-18. Basically, this bill stops major online giants such as Google or Facebook (Meta) from posting news articles or links from any source deemed a “news outlet.” For example, when I post a link to an article I’ve written that
Hopefully it stays up. Until they adapt their algorithms.
You can save any content on the archive websites if you want. There's both search and save url featuers in them. Just save the url in the archive.org and/or archive.fo and/or archive.ph, and the others with different country codes. Diversifying sources so if one gets blocked another can be linked. Like I said, this denies views to the platforms of content origin, so harming monetization is a downside. But if it's content that has more value in the public domain than a price can be put on then it's a good trade-off.
I feel like Canada is the testing ground for many of the WEF hare-brained schemes because Klaus feels he has "penetrated the cabinet". But increasingly they are blowing up in Trudeau's face. Mandate truckers get vaxxed - they descend on Ottawa creating an International incident. Invoke Emergency Act to deal with the protest (instead of actually talking to them) - look weak and afraid and like they have lost control. Freeze bank accounts of people contributing to their cause - incite a bank run that freaks out the bankers.
This too has blown up in his face. He expects traditional media and social media to jump through hoops to meet his dictator fantasy? What has he been smoking? And now going around trying to shame them about not following his madness?
As has been said by others, I don't look for news on twitter or facebook. And if I have a message to send out, I don't need a middleman to censor it. And if there is something I can't see because I've been tainted by having a petulant child as a leader, I can always change my VPN to look like I am coming from somewhere a little saner.
I don't live in Canadistan but I got off facebook a year ago because they are part of the problem.
I only used it to interact with my offspring who are far away but decided it wasn't worth it. I told my kids this stuff isn't private, and I don't want to get you in trouble because I share "controversial" stuff with you.
My oldest has been doing a doctorate in Vancouver BC, and I was glad he left Canada this summer. Things keep getting worse and more China-like repressive. I feel bad for you in the north and suggest you can always go south. Hopefully it won't get as bad here as Americans have more push back in them (plus the second amendment).
The sheep in our lives are a real consternation because their indifference emboldens the abusers. We have to keep chipping away at their armor of willful ignorance and at their comfortable habits of pride and fear.
Here's your latest article pulled from Off-Guardian website:
Here's your latest article pulled in an archive.org search:
It's not discoverable yet on the other archive sites like archive.ph or archive.fo. Sometimes they have archive versions that archive.org doesn't and vice-versa.
I'll be curious if the big media censor algorithms stop archive site links yet, maybe you try to link that way and tell us what you find out? No doubt they'll find gaps we pass info through and eventually seal them. And by going through archive sites the actual live sites lose visits and rankings, ad revenues when we bypass them to read info. But if info is important enough to freely share then that may be the work-around. Sucks for the alt news sites like Off-Guardian, though.
Truth is I've used the archive sites as my work-around for big media paywalls for a long time. We'll see if/when they close that loophole. They're already trying to by suing archive sites for copyright infringement on other types of media they share.
What BS about the "justification" for that legislation! So NYT and WaPo need "protection" from the government, so that people do not read what they publish without their blessing... As you say, if they do not want something to reach everyone free, they have paywalls.
A couple other observations... I just realized that Canada also has a "federal government" (not only the USA).
I remember Cheech and Chong. I can imagine your dog poop example could also be from Dumb and Dumber.
Thanks for the article. I nearly fell for the almost rational lie about the money angle. Clearly my bullshit detector is not quite as bulletproof as I thought. Truthers need each other!
it seems that there are certain countries that are the training grounds for the totalitarians to train in, Canada is one of them.
I mentioned the other day two friends/former colleagues (we're all retired now) from the huge medical publishing outfit we worked for (we worked on books, not journals, so didn't come across anything dodgy!). When I mentioned Stephanie Seneff's article (with Peter McCullough and another author) on Immune Suppression following mRNA Vaccination', the first question, from the angrier of the two, was 'Which journal was it in? Was it a reputable one?'. Totally missing the point, obvious to shrews, that in 1984-world, it's the 'reputable journals' (Nature, NEJM, Lancet et al) that are doing the worst of the censoring, as they are the ones primarily targeted by the big censorship guns, which is why the truthtellers are more likely to get their article published in one of the second-tier journals. which are less likely to be captured - for now.
Well, as we face the daily threat of even more control from “the state” of unelected bureaucrats, I’m humbled by the blatant fact of our voluntary commitment to that control that we’ve, over the years, given into, as outlined in this article: https://open.substack.com/pub/mickeyz/p/does-not-wearing-a-covid-mask-make?r=cjn0k&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post
I wonder if we railed against all the included “controls” at their time of issuance. Did we state we would not be forced to wear seatbelts, to drive our cars, with the same vehemence with which we refuse to don the face diapers to shop for groceries? Do our new demands for freedom and our accusations of tyranny stem from the over abuse of “the state” and a buildup of frustration at the ever-increasing controls being forced on us? Has “the state” simply decided the gentle, persuasive marketing is no longer necessary? We’re successfully brainwashed after decades of propaganda? If you take time to read the article it’s clear we “freedom defenders” have been major hypocrites for some time now. I’m ashamed to think of all the control mechanisms I have willingly, or without much thought, rationalized to accept and acquiesce to in my daily life. How is this explained from the professional psychologist’s perspective? Is it too late? Are we doomed? Has “the state” won?