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Canada’s CBC turns off Facebook comments to promote free speech

Canada’s CBC turns off Facebook comments to promote free speech

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CBC Turns Off Facebook Comments To Protect “Fragile” Journalists’ Mental Health And “Protect Free Speech”

CBC Turns Off Facebook Comments To Protect “Fragile” Journalists’ Mental Health And “Protect Free Speech”

In a move that can only be described as the pinnacle of embracing snowflake culture, the CBC has said this week it is going to close comments on all of its news links and video posts to Facebook pages to protect the mental health of its journalists.

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Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
June 22, 2021

Pathetic CBC journalists must be pretty thin-skinned. The CBC is under pretty much ongoing threats of cuts in federal funding and Friends of the CBC group is always opposing cuts and promoting “Canadian content” on the CBC. I don’t think the CBC’s obliterating freedom of speech is going to be in its favour and could result in its losing more of its already declining support. Up until about 20 years ago, the CBC had some good overseas investigative reporters and a good news anchor, but that’s not really the case anymore. In 1999, there was a two-month strike by the… Read more »

Dan
Dan
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
June 22, 2021

The CBC, like the BBC, is a government propaganda agency.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Dan
June 22, 2021

Yes, but aren’t most of them just propaganda agencies? However, at the time BBC World News (not the national BBC News) was infinitely superior to the local CBC. When the CBC was on strike, we were treated to some really interesting coverage of things that were happening around the world, and I don’t mean the usual political intrigues, scandals, social unrest, mass shootings, etc., that seem to cram news channels today. There was one serious news anchor instead of the silly chatting-back-and-forth superficial couples we see “performing” the news and weather forecast in north America today. Literally performing. Just another… Read more »

Leona Fernandez
Leona Fernandez
June 22, 2021

I’m a huge fan of the Duran alternative news outlet, I get your news letters in my email, thanks so much everyone at the Duran for all your great work in keeping people truly informed with factual news and NOT Fake MSM BS Propaganda. I also always look forward to Duran’s representative commentators on Cross Talk RT one of my absolute fave shows with Peter Lavelle. All the best everyone.

Dan
Dan
June 22, 2021

In Canada the more thin-skinned you are the more money you make.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
June 22, 2021
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How my heart aches for the suffering of those poor, innocent journalists as not everyone believes their propaganda lies. How they must suffer! But why doesn’t anybody ever think about the suffering of their audience and attempt to protect their audiences mental health. I’d say it’s those forced to read and listen to those “fragile” journalists are even more fragile themselves, and much in need of attention as well. In all fairness, if our comments must be turned off to prevent all this suffering by fragile journalists, their propaganda nonsense also needs to be turned off to protect their fragile… Read more »

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Greg
Greg
June 22, 2021

We have here a total abrogation of responsibility for the contribution CBC makes to this so-called hate speech. All of it is from nasty ‘others’ … all apparently unjustified, and all unconnected to the lies and propaganda broadcast by the company on a daily basis. This is progressivism at its finest. Progressives are people who live a self-constructed fantasy world based on what they ‘feel’ the world should be. Such a fantasy construct always leads to paranoia when the fantasist attempts to defend himself from criticism.. This used to be classified as mental illness. Now it’s the norm. And when… Read more »

FreeSpeechFan
June 22, 2021

The real reason that the CBC is switching off the comments is to hide all the negative feedback. They don’t want other readers to know how the majority of the viewers feel about the CBC content. They don’t want crowd psychology to influence others, but only when the crowd’s opinion is against their point of view. Edward Bernays showed how crowd psychology is a powerful influencer and tool for propagandists. The CBC is a NWO propaganda machine paid for by Trudeau.

FreeSpeechFan
Reply to  FreeSpeechFan
June 22, 2021

I should say that Trudeau pays using tax payer dollars for the CBC propaganda, and therefore we should have the right to comment and they should listen then act to remove this expensive trash from the networks

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  FreeSpeechFan
June 23, 2021

The CBC gets funding from the federal government no matter what political party is sitting in a cloud of hot air on Parliament Hill. The CBC was established in 1936, so it’s a bit older than Trudeau. This is from the Council of Canadians website: “If the government privatized the CBC, Canada would lose at least $1.3 billion in economic activity, says a report prepared for the public broadcaster by Deloitte & Touche. The report is the first major study of the CBC’s economic role commissioned by the public broadcaster and pegs its overall economic impact at $3.7-billion. The CBC… Read more »

FreeSpeechFan
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
June 23, 2021

If it is paid for by the people’s tax dollars so they should want and respect the feedback from the people, not be a propaganda wing for the Trudeau government or any government that is in power. I am not sure the relevance of US content comment because that is just as bad as the CBC Canadian content. It is all propaganda there is no difference and I would not want to pay for either. Defund the CBC!

https://www.rebelnews.com/cbc_to_receive_34m_in_covid_bailout_funding_from_liberals

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  FreeSpeechFan
June 23, 2021

What I was trying to point out is that the CBC has ALWAYS received funding from the federal government (and advertising). Of course, the funding comes from taxpayers!! How else would the feds have money to spend? I am quite okay with public broadcasting being funded in part by the public because if we the taxpayer didn’t fund it it would be privatised and then everything we watched could be 100% manipulated by the globalists. By the way, do you have any idea how much the oil and gas industry is subsidised in Canada? Well, I don’t have recent figures… Read more »

FreeSpeechFan
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
June 23, 2021

I believe that the CBC is controlled by a Globalist, Trudeau, and pumping out Globalist propaganda. I believe O’Toole will be just add bad. They are all Globalists. My problem with the CBC is that they are not providing both sides of an arguments. Censorship of the truth, and complete lack of journalism. I am not interested in undemocratic processes, but calling for the defunding of the CBC is part of a democratic process, it is freedom of thought and freedom of speech. To suggest that people cannot speak because the majority does not agree with them is dictatorial and… Read more »

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  FreeSpeechFan
June 24, 2021

I don’t watch the CBC or listen to Radio Canada for the simple reason that everyone LOVES the sound of their own voice and most of what they say is pretty dull. I can’t stand the stupid ads either and I refuse to be advertised at by companies or by the government (propaganda). On the rare occasions that I go to the cinema, I choose to go on Tuesdays when you can pay $2 extra to not be exposed to advertising. I would never go to the CBC for world or national news, in fact, apart from the British television… Read more »

FreeSpeechFan
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
June 24, 2021

I think it is a question of style. All of the Duran is opinion intertwined with facts, especially the comments section which is to encourage people to express their opinion. How the opinion is expressed is about style. I accept and understand that you don’t like my style which is your prerogative. You are right, I could use a particular style that you feel comfortable with but it would not be me. Thanks for the feedback!

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  FreeSpeechFan
June 24, 2021

Oh, no, please don’t think that I don’t like your style! I say things that sound like demands too. Everyone does, I guess. I would be even more extreme and support banning the great selling and propaganda machine altogether. Even John Baird who invented it, and intended it to be used for educational purposes, reportedly wanted to disown his invention when he saw how it was being used for fluff, trivia and propaganda. The only place where I have seen TV used as Baird intended was in Cuba. Tourists in resorts could (intermittently) access various off-shore channels but not Cubans.… Read more »

Bluenomad
Bluenomad
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
June 25, 2021

Still one of the crappiest news agency.

Greg
Greg
June 22, 2021

Can you imagine what the world would be like if legacy news did the job it’s paid to do? – exposure of the Clinton Foundation money-laundering scam. – exposure of Fauci, Wuhan, the WHO and CDC criminality. – Hillary’s private server. – Epstein and his pals. – Hunter Biden’s laptop and the corruption involving him and his father. – American Election fraud and the theft of the White House, – Fake Russian collusion. – Capitol Hill incursion orchestrated by the FBI. While some of this is gradually leaking out (like pus from a wound) the process is taking years, and… Read more »

Ericka Boone
Ericka Boone
June 23, 2021

CBC communist broadcasting center

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Ericka Boone
June 24, 2021

Except when Steven Harper was PM, and then it was the Con Broadcasting Centre.

Oilman
Oilman
June 23, 2021

I am actually surprised that the CBC did not remove comments before just as most media did a while back. It’s not about being mean to them, it’s about continuing to sell Trudeau’s narrative without being criticized.

The problem that I see with such a move is that since they are alive thanks to taxpayers, I seriously doubt that they can just shut off comments. A lawyer is bound to make a move on them. M. Rocco Galati….here’s another lawsuit for you.

Bluenomad
Bluenomad
June 25, 2021
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Canada under Trudog is a real nasty shithole.
Corpses everywhere and mass murders abroad.
Rancid dump!

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