More “Content Disabled” Censorship from the CBC and its partners at I.C.U.C. and Viafoura

2015-09-09 Not to defend Harper but the job of the prime minister is no job for a kid
Not to defend Harper, but the job of the prime minister is no job for a “kid.” September 9, 2015.
2015-09-09 I made a comment yesterday about how the LIberals shoudl have gone with the space man
I made a comment yesterday about how the Liberals “should have gone with the space man” (i.e. Marc Garneau) That’s the problem with “moderating” comments using people around the world not proficient in or familiar with Canadian history, politics, or idiosyncrasies. I stated in my comment Garneau would have a clear winner. I would be proud to have my country led by a man of such education and intelligence. The man is truly a hero. And I’m not even a Liberal. September 9, 2015.
So let me get this straight The Conservative In Name Only Party has expended hundreds of thousands of dollars
So let me get this straight. The Conservative In Name Only Party has expended hundreds of thousands of dollars in a years-long campaign to convince Canadians Justin Trudeau “just isn’t ready.” And we, the good people of Canada, have said, “You know what, Steve? You’re absolutely right. That Mulcair guy really deserves a serious look.” Gotta love it. Note to Liberals. You should have gone with the space man. And you shouldn’t have supported C-51.” 1 like. September 6, 2015.

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Globe and Mail Kieth Bilous ICUC April 27 2011
Keith Bilous, 39, Guards Against On-Line Hate. Toronto Globe and Mail, April 27, 2011 And, yes, comments were disabled. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/careers-leadership/keith-bilous-39-guards-against-online-hate/article578025/

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93 thoughts on “More “Content Disabled” Censorship from the CBC and its partners at I.C.U.C. and Viafoura

  1. CBC continues spewing pro-military industrial complex pro-neo con and neo-liberal war propaganda and refuses to tell its readers some really interesting stuff: its source “proving” Russian involvement in the Skripnal poisoning has now been proven to have links to NATO and British intelligence, and New Knowledge one of the msm’s “Russia interfered with the US election” sources the CBC happily cites as an objective authority has now been shown to have NSA links and was itself banned from Facebook for spreading fake news.

    Even more interesting is that the CBC has refused to report on the murder of Serena Shim. The CBC went on about the Kashoggi murder for days.

    Does the CBC not care about the lives of all journalists or any journalists other than those employed by the CBC unless the murder has the ability to portray Trump in a negative light.

    And of course, the CBC has not and will not report on the resignation of William Arkin from NBC and MSNBC news.

    For further information, check out Jimmy Dore on Youtube. Or read a real news outlet like The Intercept.

    Are there any national CBC journalists with any integrity since Dale Goldhawk was fired? If so, they should follow William Arkin’s courageous lead and likewise tender their public resignations,

  2. Why isn’t the manbashing, identity politics promoting CBC talking about recent revelations concerning “The Integrity Initiative”, their deep state funded hatchet job on Jeremy Corbyn and “The Integrity Initiative”‘s now proven links to the same organization and people that help the Bush Republicans lie America into the Gulf Wars?

    Come on CBC! Be a real news network, not a propaganda outlet for the US military industrial complex.

  3. The CBC warmonger news network had plenty to say about brain injuries suffered by American and Canadian consular staff in Cuba, However, the CBC warmonger news network now says crickets about crickets.

    News story hear:
    https://theintercept.com/2019/01/07/nbc-and-msnbc-blamed-russia-for-using-sophisticated-microwaves-to-cause-brain-injuries-in-u-s-diplomats-in-cuba-the-culprits-were-likely-crickets/

    Full public inquiry into the operations of this billion dollar disseminator of misandry and neo-liberal, neo-con and pro-war propaganda now. Canadians deserve so much better.

  4. The Liberals have done some pretty draconian things regarding sexual assault law that the CBC hasn’t adequately reported on, just like the Harper government’s passing a law broad enough to criminalize the viewing of on-line porn went unreported by the CBC.

    The Liberals have also done something absolutely appalling with respect to impaired driving law, again not reported by the CBC. They have given the police the right to enter people’s homes to administer breathalyser tests — with a two hour window — if they have received complaints about a person’s driving — and to charge someone with refusal if they won’t comply with the demand. They have also given police the power to administer the test in the bar in which someone is drinking if they know the person has driving to the bar. This draconian law is ill-founded and destined to be ruled unconstitutional, but it is going to force citizens to incur legal expenses that they are in absolutely no danger of incurring now, and may lead to numerous criminalizations until the law is struck down as unconstitutional by the SCC.

    The Trudeau government has no respect for the civil rights and liberties of Canadians, and no qualms with criminalizing people for dubious reasons. And the fake news network CBC tells the public nothing about this.

    Fortunately, CanWest Global has.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4832762/impaired-driving-canada-breath-samples/

  5. My latest ban has ended without an auto extension and aside from one comment questioning the CBC’s glee at the upskirting law recently passed in the UK and the CBC’s failure to report on the great disparity in the number of laws aimed at male behaviours vs. the number of laws aimed at female behaviours and therefore the great disparity in the criminalization rates of the genders, the censorship has not been appalling.

    However, for some reason the comment below continues to be:

    Content disabled.

    Chinese envoy to Canada warns of ‘repercussions ‘ if Ottawa bans Huawei from 5G mobile phone network | CBC News
    Please stop censoring. There are no submission guideline violations.

    @Markus Wall

    “Trump didn’t cause the spat.

    The US deep state and its operatives in the DOJ did to embarrass Trump as he was closing in on a satisfactory trade agreement with China to pivot the “global bad guy threat” to China for the benefit of the military-industrial complex.

    The pivot was necessary because the Trump-Russia collusion thing wasn’t selling to the American public, because Trump finally kept his election promise to pull out of Syria despite the ferocious exhortations of the msm and US neo-liberals and neo-cons and because as we will all soon learn, Mueller could not find evidence of collusion sufficient to justify additional legal processes and the Russian interference scenario is a house of cards about to fall.

    Have the military-industrial complex types secured their purpose orchestrating this grand play? Or does the President have a counter-move?

    Breaking news. North Korean envoy coming to the United States with a little letter from Kim.

    In greenlighting the arrest, Trudeau and Freeland may have bet the wrong chess masters.

    Richard Romer couldn’t have written a better plot.”

  6. Haven’t been banned yet but was content disabled on these:
    Regarding the celebratory interview of a UK feminist who got a criminal offense of upskirting enacting:

    “The CBC won’t allow comments for its celebratory article on the new upskirting law passed in the UK. But why the celebration CBC journalists and talking heads?

    When males are 21 times more likely to be criminalized and consequentially marginalized than females, and are therefore much more likely than females to suicide or be homeless and addicted, should governments really be enacting more laws criminalizing male behaviours? Why does the CBC never devote attention to the criminalization gap?”

    and questioning the taxpayer funded “settlement” for women harassed and sexually abused in the RCMP:
    “You have to be imprisoned in a foreign prison to get that kind of financial award from Canadian taxpayers. That or be sexually propositioned by a male RCMP while working as a female RCMP.

    How many of the propositioning, and propositioned are getting generous taxpayer funded pensions is a question the people’s broadcaster is neither asking or getting answered.”

  7. Keeping politics out of it for now – does anyone know which group is more responsible for all the arbitrary “content disabled” ? Is it in fact Viafoura or is it ICUC? Specifically, where it relates to content on contentious Indigenous issues with the pipeline, etc. Who are the actual policy makers?

    1. I was also wondering about who (or what) is actually doing the moderating at CBC.

      Googling searching this question brings up this page — https://cbchelp.cbc.ca/hc/en-ca/articles/219373908-Who-are-the-CBC-moderators- — where it says the following:

      “Some CBC communities are moderated by CBC staff, while others are moderated by external moderators and/or by automated filters. On some platforms, we use Smart Algorithmic Automated Moderation (SaaM for short), a tool that is owned by Viafoura, the provider of our commenting platform. Their algorithm was developed by Keepcon. SaaM, with support from Viafoura’s team of human moderators, also reviews submissions based on the Content Submission Guidelines.”

      Anyone who has used the comment section at the public CBC news site quickly realizes that a two-stage filter method is being used there. From the above, it would seem safe to assume that the SaaM algorithm is the first stage (i.e. flagging or outright disabling based on keywords and content), and then a human filtering by the Viafoura personnel (or perhaps another subcontractor).

      Keepcon – the company behind the SaaM algorithm – makes some frightening claims at its website (https://keepcon.com/ ). They call themselves “The Leading Platform for Automated Customer Experience Management” and make the somewhat astounding Orwellian claim that “Our cutting-edge technology provides hightly accurate and thorough understanding of the customer’s emotions, perceptions, needs and desires, so our clients get the insights they need to act immediately.”

      And it gets scarier.

      “Monitoring & Listening: We provide ad-hoc taxonomies for each customer which allows us to tag the content accurately and with the highest level of specificity in the industry. Understand what people are talking about and the overall sentiment of what’s said; Match, filter, cross and compare that data in all posible dimensions; Identify influencers”

      “Customer Care: Improve your customer service by leveraging precise data about your customers needs, wants, desires, and emotions.”

      “The algorithms we use are based on state-of-the-art artificial intelligence that self-improves with every piece of classified content”

      “Operations: Leverage your customers’ point of view to improve your performance”

      Can there be any doubt? Big Brother — in hybrid AI/human form — is alive and well and being nurtured by the CBC.

  8. “Your account has been banned until 2/1/2020. Reason: We have banned this account for 12 months because we believe it is in violation of our Terms of Use, specifically repeated uncivil comments, personal attacks, and comments that could be construed as hate speech. For more information, please visit: http://www.cbc.ca/aboutcbc/discover/submissions.html

    Well, I got to comment for about three days this time. The ban was absolutely over substantive content that the censors did not agree with. There was absolutely nothing in any of the comments I made that could be construed as hate speech, uncivil comments or personal attacks — unless calling for Chrystia Freeland to resign or be fired for incompetence for causing Canada to violate principles of international law constitutes a personal attack the CBC does not allow (funny that they do allow all sorts of nasty names and claims regarding US President Donald Trump) much less were their repeated uncivil comments or personal attacks.

    Of course after the ban, the Orwellian CBC deletes all the comments that I made so anyone that cares to read through my comments could see there were no personal attacks or uncivil comments.

    Full public inquiry into the operations of the CBC now.

  9. This is not, according to the CBC censors, a personal attack:
    “Steven Henry
    @David Allen Coe no their opinions mean nothing. Anti abortionists are a plague that need to mind their own business.”

    Full public inquiry into the operations of the CBC now.

  10. This is not, according to the CBC censors, a personal attack:
    “anna parkes
    @Francis Yeue you think a child put into a catholic school at a young age has a choice? Or would express a different opinion from the flock surrounding them at pubescence? Lol. Oh man, look up tribal psychology.”

    Full public inquiry into the operations of the CBC now.

  11. This is not, according to the CBC censors, a personal attack:
    “anna parkes
    @Francis Yeue you are all over the place. Stop with the strawman “logic”. And stop telling others their logic is misplaced when you have stepped in that quicksand several times.”

    Full public inquiry into the operations of the CBC now.

  12. This is not, according to the CBC moderators, a personal attack:

    “Drago Dragonrider
    @Gina Davis don’t be an ignorant. The people of Venezuela is fighting to free themselves from an illegitimate government that is starving and killing its own people. By it’s actions the Maduro government has lost any shred of legitimacy and support it may have one had.”

    This is my last one of these. The picture is obvious for all to see. The CBC censors will accept anything that supports their own ideological position or agenda no matter how grievous the violation of its submission guidelines. At the same time, they ban commentators who challenge their ideological position or agenda and do not violate their submission guidelines in any fashion,

    Full public inquiry into the operations of the Orwellian CBC now.

  13. Ok, that wasn’t the last one. I just have to add this as this submission guideline violating comment that was so happily and hypocritically accepted by the CBC censors came about as a result of a lame CBC story about foreign agents, including agents from Iran, Russia, and Venezuela, making retweets trying to influence Canadian public opinion..

    John Oaktree
    @John Cookshaw

    ROFL!!! You sound like a Republican from the McCarthy era!!

    Next, you’re going to tell me that the Russians have been horribly misunderstood and abused over the years and we must embrace them as our good friends – since that’s what Republicans of today say…

    49 minutes ago

    The Federal Liberals under Freeland and one term actually spent taxpayer dollars trying to get certain political Venezuelan political parties to work together in order to topple the Venezuelan government contrary to its laws and constitution. Subsequently, they had Canada recognize as Venezuela’s (unelected, and without any Venezuelan constitutional authority) President, a US trained and financed puppet to be who with state department and CIA support and encouragement declared himself President. Shades of Ukraine all over again, where the President is supported by less than 18% of the population of Ukraine.

    Can someone please declare themselves Canadian Prime Minister so foreign states can recognize her or his authority, and he or she can order the full public inquiry into the Orwellian CBC that is so desperately needed?

  14. Canada’s Orwellian, censorious state broadcaster no longer seems to be allowing comments for its Venezuela propaganda pieces, probably because of the almost unanimous commentator opposition to the pro-regime change position Trudeau and Freeland have had Canada take.

    What the CBC in their very finite wisdom can not explain to the not brain dead radio listener, tv watcher, or website reader, is how the opposition protests can take place, and how CBC foreign reporters — the people who brought Canadians pro-Iraq war and pro-war on Libya and Yugoslavia propaganda — seem to be able to operate within and from Venezuela with abandon. It just doesn’t add up if Maduro is a horrible dictator hell bent on suppressing the press and free speech.

  15. This little gem concluded the latest piece of CBC/AP pro-war, pro-imperialist propaganda on Venezuela, which piece the CBC of course refused to allow commenting for:

    “Maduro says he is the target of a U.S.-backed coup plot and receives support from a few regional countries, such as Cuba and Bolivia, as well as Russia and China.”

    Sorry warmongering CBC scum, there are more countries in the world recognizing the elected Maduro as lawful President of Venezuela, including South Africa, Italy and India, than than there are countries recognizing the un-elected Juan Guido as President of Venezuela. The countries of China and India alone comprise more than 35% of the world’s population.

    While the US mainstream media which always propagandizes for war, and some neo-con warmongers like Bolton and Rubio and Pence, support regime change most Americans are against intervention in Venezuela, and at least one Presidential candidate, the one who will be President if Trump allows the neo-con warmongers to drag the US into another invasion, regards Maduro as Venezuela’s lawful President.

    Full public inquiry into the operations of the Orwellian, censorious, misandrist, warmongering CBC now.

  16. First comment I saw to a CBC article today was a submission guideline violating personal attack that was allowed by the CBC’s Orwellian censorsn because it supports Trudeau:
    “Chris Bergen
    @Don Inocencio – Trudeau lives in your head rent free. LOL”

    Full public inquiry into the operations of the Orwellian, censorious, misandrist, warmongering CBC now.

  17. Another pro-liberal CBC submission guideline violating comment allowed by the misandrist, imperialist broad casting craporation’s totally biased censor:

    Awistoyus Nahasthay
    @Greg Longphee

    “compare this with some 150,000 lost jobs in Alberta that the Liberal Party has all but ignored.”

    And with that falsehood you lost ALL credibility.

    Full public inquiry into the operations of this Orwellian bearer of fake and false news, now.

    “Hands Off Venezuela!”

  18. Still another pro-liberal CBC submission guideline violating comment allowed by the misandrist, imperialist broad casting craporation’s totally biased censor:

    “Awistoyus Nahasthay
    @Steve Hayes

    “knowing that Trudeau was putting in her place a Montreal Yes Man”

    And she would know that….how?
    Oh, right, she wouldn’t.
    Typical nonsensical accusation devoid of logic.”

    Full public inquiry into the operations of this Orwellian bearer of fake and false news that continues to report the fake news about Russian bots influencing the US election as if the news were not proven to have been fake, yet refuses to report on the Star Chamber proceedings against Wikileaks and Assange and the jailing of Chelsea Manning, now.

    “Hands Off Venezuela!”

  19. Racist comments are prohibited by the CBC submission guidelines. However, racist comments against the Chinese are happily allowed by the CBC censors:

    “Dwight Williams
    Pests of Canola are fake news.

    Why we want to increase trade with this nation of charlatans and fakers is beyond my capacity to understand.”

    Full public inquiry into the operations of this Orwellian bearer of fake and false news that continues to report the fake news about Russian bots influencing the US election as if the news were not proven to have been fake, yet refuses to report on the Star Chamber proceedings against Wikileaks and Assange and the jailing of Chelsea Manning, now.

    “Hands Off Venezuela!”

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