Twitter has issued a transparency report that discloses government requests for user information along with copyright takedown demands. The report indicates that there were 11 Canadian user information requests in the first half of 2012, behind only the U.S. (easily the most requests) and Japan.
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French Circumvent Twitter Ban on Election Results
The NY Times reports on how Twitter users in France circumvented a law prohibiting the early publication of election results over the weekend. Canadians faced a similar ban during the last election, but the government has since announced plans to change the law.
Government Announces Plan to Drop Twitter Ban on Posting Early Election Results
Tim Uppal, the Minister of State for Democratic Reform, just announced via Twitter that the government plans to introduce legislation repealing sections of the Election Act that create a ban on communicating election results before all polls have closed across the country. The change reflects the reality of modern communications […]
Tweeting the Election Results: The Canada Elections Act and Social Media
Twitter has been buzzing for the past day over an Elections Canada reminder that the Canada Elections Act restricts transmitting election results when the polls remain open in parts of the country and that the restrictions apply in all media, including broadcasting, the Internet and social media. The specific provision […]
Clement’s Tweeting on C-32: A New Kind of Public Engagement
While there are critics of C-32, everyone should be willing to give props to Industry Minister Tony Clement for his tweeting on the bill. Soon after the usual press conference, Clement began responding directly to public tweets asking questions about the bill. He thanked the public for positive and negative […]