Politicians from Canada and 10 other countries will meet to discuss how to protect individual privacy and democracies in the age of social media, Global News reports. The purpose of the three-day meeting is to determine the best ways the government can prevent the unauthorized use of personal information by social media, spread "fake news" and manipulated election outcomes. The grand committee is hoping that if enough countries adopt the recommended standards, tech giants will no longer be able to ignore them. Conservative MP Bob Zimmer said the time for self-regulation by social media platforms is over. “I wish they would go and just do a better job themselves and we wouldn’t have to step in. But it’s clear that we just can’t do that anymore,” he said in the report. “They’re not taking Canadians or citizens’ privacy seriously enough.”
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