New broadcasting invoice may regulate all of your social media posts: skilled

New broadcasting bill could regulate all your social media posts: expert

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Last Updated May 2, 2021 at 12:22 pm PDT


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Summary

Changes to a broadcasting bill has the feds facing a lot of controversy

One expert says the bill would bring videos and other content posted to social media sites under the review

OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) — The federal government is facing some criticism after making some changes to Bill C-10, including the ability for the videos you post to be subjected to Canada’s rules for broadcasters.

Michael Geist, Canada’s research chair in internet and e-commerce law at the University of Ottawa, says the changes to the bill are problematic for everyone.

“TikTok videos, or YouTube posts or things [Canadians] put up on Instagram, would all be treated as a program by the regulator by the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission), and subject potentially to regulation,” he explains.

“We’re still trying to figure out precisely what the CRTC would do. I mean, I think the government’s injected a huge amount of uncertainty into this process by opening the door to these kinds of powers and effectively leaving it to the regulator to make those kinds of decisions.”

According to @mgeist the bill is a violation of free speech with social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram ensuring that the content you post is in line with CRTC guidelines. @NEWS1130

— Yasmin Gandham (@YasminGandham) May 2, 2021

Geist adds the main question that the feds need to answer is whether or not the CRTC can be in a position to regulate individual users’ speech?

“In many ways. This speech, whether on TikTok posts or YouTube videos, is for the current generation. It’s their form of expression. It’s how they speak. And for my generation, that might have been blog posts or emails. A prior generation, perhaps faxes or letters,” Geist explains. “We never would have imagined the CRTC would have the power to regulate our faxes or letters or emails. But somehow, the government thinks it’s appropriate to give them that kind of regulatory power over this new form of speech on these other kinds of sites.”

Geist adds the changes to the bill will also affect the desire for social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to include Canadian content so that they are not responsible for regulating what users upload.

Currently, the CRTC ensures a certain amount of television programs and music on the radio has to be Canadian content, but the bill would extend those rules to social media and individual users too.

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rnrnMAY 1, 2021 – STATEMENT FROM THE IBBOTT FAMILYrnrnIt is with shattered hearts that we let you know that our beloved Trina…rnrnPosted by Stephanie Stella Ibbott onu00a0Saturday, May 1, 2021rnrnHunt’s family, the Ibbott’s, posted to a Facebook group dedicated to locating her, confirming “with shattered hearts” Hunt was found in Hope.rnrn”We are forever grateful for your love through all of this. This community of friends, family and strangers (who now feel like friends) has been there to support us in finding Trina each step of the way. Your words, thoughts, kindness and outpouring of love are truly what has kept us going these past 3.5 months. We need your love and support more than ever right now. Thank you,” the statement reads.rnrn”Trina, we love you, and we will never let your sparkle fade from this world.”rn

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    SURREY (NEWS 1130) – A Surrey woman has privacy and health concerns after her husband received someone else’s prescription from a pharmacy — instead of his own — two different times within four months.rn

    The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, says the first time happened at the end of last year.rn

    “We had a delivery from Save-On-Foods and it was someone else’s medication — totally,” she tells NEWS 1130, noting she saw the person’s name, address, and prescription. “It was not ours and we phoned Save-On and they didn’t seem too fussed about it, they just said, ‘oh, drop it by and we’ll give you yours.'”rn

    But a few months later the exact same thing happened again.rn

    “I took [the prescription] home and we opened it up and it’s like, ‘wow, that looks different than normal,'” she recalls. “So we actually looked at it. It wasn’t for my husband, it wasn’t his medication, and then it was dated for October 2020 and this was February 2021 and we’re like, ‘what the heck?'”rn

    The woman says just like after the first time, she notified the pharmacy but once again felt like the situation wasn’t taken seriously enough. She also contacted Save-On-Foods directly through an online form but says she never heard back.rn

    “We’re only one customer, you know, you got these older people coming and they’re getting their drugs. They’re just taking it, trusting the pharmacist,” she adds.rn

    “Nobody seemed to really care that we got someone else’s prescription, we got their information — and the drugs were old. You know, like there’s privacy concerns. If we didn’t check that medication, my husband could have taken something that he was not supposed to be taking — at all.”rn

    In a statement to NEWS 1130, Save-On-Foods says it follows “very” stringent processes and guidelines in its pharmacies that adhere to all industry regulations for dispensing prescriptions.rn

    “While we can’t speak to the specifics of any case or customer, we have a thorough process for following up on prescription errors as soon as we are aware,” the statement adds. “The safety of our customers and our team members is always our top priority.””,”post_title”:”Surrey couple says they got someone else’s medication from pharmacy for second time”,”post_excerpt”:”A Surrey woman has privacy and health concerns after her husband received someone else’s prescription from a pharmacy — instead of his own — two different times within four months.”,”post_status”:”publish”,”comment_status”:”closed”,”ping_status”:”closed”,”post_password”:””,”post_name”:”surrey-couple-medication-pharmacy”,”to_ping”:””,”pinged”:””,”post_modified”:”2021-05-02 09:45:59″,”post_modified_gmt”:”2021-05-02 16:45:59″,”post_content_filtered”:””,”post_parent”:0,”guid”:”https://www.citynews1130.com/?p=3444296″,”menu_order”:0,”post_type”:”post”,”post_mime_type”:””,”comment_count”:”0″,”filter”:”raw”,”permalink”:”https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/05/02/surrey-couple-medication-pharmacy/”,”post_title_shortened”:”Surrey couple says they got someone else’s medication from phar…”,”post_thumbnail”:”“}]};
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