Why does the internet love Canada?
Canada’s most popular website has become the subject of a new petition calling for the Canadian government to cancel the internet access of all those who are considered “racist”.
The petition on Change.org was launched by Canadian mass media outlet, MTV News.
The petition, which has over 4,000 signatures, asks the Canadian Parliament to revoke the licence of Canadian broadcaster, National Media Network (NNN).NNN was created by former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to “celebrate diversity and inclusion” and the network is owned by the Canada Post Corporation.
The petition is calling for a complete “transformation” of NNN’s corporate structure to “allow it to operate more efficiently and with greater diversity and equity in the way that it presents its content.”
In its petition, the petitioners cite the “inherently racist and sexist culture of the Canadian media.”
“This network is a vehicle for the government of Canada to continue to deny people in the country the basic rights they deserve, and for the media to continue spreading racist, homophobic, misogynistic, classist and xenophobic propaganda,” it reads.
“Our media must be held to the same standards of truth and accuracy as the government itself.
We demand that the government not only cancel the licence but also immediately stop funding and promoting this network.”
A representative for the Canada’s Department of National Revenue said they are currently “looking into” the petition and would respond in the coming weeks.
The National Media Foundation (NMF) was founded in 1995 by then Prime Minister Paul Martin to provide Canadian media with “independent, nonpartisan and objective coverage of issues impacting the Canadian public.”
In an official statement, NMF said the organization was “founded on the principles of impartiality, neutrality and objectivity.””NNN is an industry-leading news source that has earned its place as a leading source of information about public policy issues and has served Canadians for decades.
It is a trusted voice in the Canadian news and the only source for news that truly reflects Canadians’ concerns, needs and priorities,” it added.”
The NNN website is the most popular news source in Canada and is one of the most visited in the world, reaching over 70 million Canadians annually.”
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