Liberals may have to require social-media companies to act on hate speech, Minister of Democratic Institutions says


Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould says that the governing Liberals may have to require social-media giants to act when they fail to remove hate speech from their platforms.

She made the remark after Liberal MP Nate Erskine-Smith raised comments that were directed at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on a "Yellow Vest" Facebook page. During a session of the House of Commons ethics committee, he said the person on the page called Mr. Trudeau a "traitor to our country" who deserves to be "hung for treasonous crimes."