On “The Rubin Report” this week, BlazeTV host Dave Rubin shared a pair of video clips that shine a spotlight on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s glaring hypocrisy when it comes to free speech.
Speaking at the COP15 Summit in Montreal last week, Trudeau claimed that “Canada is a place of free expression,” adding that “individuals and communities are free to express themselves openly and strongly, and we thank them for sharing their perspectives.”
For some reason, many people on Twitter seemed to be more than a little bit skeptical about Trudeau’s claims.
Dave compared the clip of Trudeau trumpeting his support for “free expression” with a second video in which he urges social media companies to regulate anything he deems to be “a real problem in our communities.”
“How far are you willing to go with regulating social media companies, and what do you say to those who think that it’s an attempt to stifle free speech?” a reporter asked Trudeau in the clip.
“I think we’ve seen the impact that social media — particularly around hate speech, around intolerance, around incitement to violence — is a real problem in our communities,” responded Trudeau. “We need to always walk that careful balance between respecting rights to free expression and free speech and keeping our community safe. Unfortunately, what happens in the virtual world sometimes spills over into the real world, and I think it’s really important that social media companies understand their responsibility to shape and to ensure that our communities stay safe for everyone.”
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