The Star Editorial: Canada needs to prevent meddling in our elections

Date: Thursday September 6, 2018

In this The Star editorial, the Editorial Board addresses the ex-Facebook security chief Alex Stamos’ warnings that the 2018 American mid-term elections are already compromised by foreign medelling through social marketing tools and online subterfuge. The editorial looks at some of the policy options presented in the PPF report “Democracy Divided” and notes that updates to Canada’s Election Act – as suggested by report authors Ed Greenspon and Taylor Owens – could help prevent interference in Canada’s election. 

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