Liberals are Pressuring Facebook & Twitter to Silence Conservative Alternative Media

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on July 19, 2021

Despite the federal Liberals not actually getting Bill C-10 and C-36 passed through the House of Commons and Senate this past parliamentary session, the message is clear to Big Tech platforms; start throttling alternative media or face increasingly heavy regulations.

Although Canadians on the right are correct that Big Tech has never been shy in the past when it comes to censoring people using their platforms, sites like Twitter and Facebook in many ways have been pushed further down the road of censorship and discrimination by federal politicians in the United States and Canada accusing them of promoting wrong-think.

Currently in the United States President Joe Biden took aim at Facebook saying that “[Facebook is] killing people,” accusing Facebook of wrongdoing for not censoring alternative media coverage on COVID-19, which Biden called “outrageous misinformation”. 

Of course there is misinformation being posted on Twitter and Facebook but Biden isn’t upset about the clearly fraudulent conspiracy theory websites posting likes on social media the vast majority of people tend to avoid, instead, Biden clearly wants credible conservative alternative media throttled because it offers reasonable alternative narratives and information which he happens to politically disagree with. 

In Canada, the censorship signaling to Big Tech is even worse. Recently Heritage Minister Stephen Guilbeault said that online speech “undermine Canada’s social cohesion or democracy,” which translated out of bureaucratic-speak means he is upset that free expression online hurts the Liberals’ electoral chances. 


Big Tech already has a left-wing bias and censors conservative voices on their platforms, but they still want to avoid regulation to stay as independent as possible. When Minister Guilbeault implies that platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube are hurting Canadian democracy, while the Liberals are at the same time pushing out censorship Bills like C-10 and C-36, the message is clear to Big Tech that they should preemptively crackdown harder on content that contradicts Liberal government narratives if they want to prevent the government from further regulating them.

Going towards an election the message is clear to Big Tech on what sort of content the Liberals want less of when they are running to gain their majority back.

If Big Tech does not preemptively grant all the wishes of the Liberal government then the one-two punch C-10 and C-36 will in theory force them to do it once passed, unless successfully challenged in federal court, which seems unlikely from the Big Tech companies. 


C-10 effectively will start to shift more content on social media and search engines towards Canadian government-funded legacy media like the CBC, CTV, and the Toronto Star, and C-36 (the online “hate speech” bill) will be weaponized against alternative media on the political right that continues successfully competing with Big Tech.

The anonymity that is granted by C-36 to those who make complaints about online “hate speech” enables the same people to legally harass their political enemies, making it possible for a singular left-wing radical to tie up dozens of conservative journalists in court for years at a time. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is clearly not motivated to get actual abusive hate off the internet. Most social media platforms already have rules against threats and targeted harassment of their users. Trudeau and the Liberals more than anything want to crack down on alternative media that contradicts and disproves the lies and left-wing narratives pushed by Liberal-friendly legacy media.

Even before Bill C-10 and C-36 pass, Big Tech will likely start acting like they are already in effect in order to ward off further government regulation of their platforms. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube will become more hawkish in attacking conservative content from alternative media sources like Rebel News, True North, Toronto 99, The National Telegraph, and others, which combined have become more effective and influential than the legacy lib-con content from outlets like The National Post.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

One response to “Liberals are Pressuring Facebook & Twitter to Silence Conservative Alternative Media”

  1. Just Moi says:

    Anyone who dares to publish any article that goes against Trudeau’s narrative will be censored. No different from the Soviet Union or China.

    Over half the income of the major media players come from the Federal government. They also just received a $60 million bribe (oops I meant subsidy) as a bonus as an election looms. Needless to say,they a just a little biased.

    A censorship czar to check for "false news" will make sure we only get the "correct" news a la Liberal to keep us all in line.

    Long live the Czar!