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BPC Bulletin May 18, 2022

Digital Transnational Repression in Canada

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee.

Authoritarian governments outside Canada use digital devices and the internet to repress foreign-born political activists and dissidents in Canada.

The targets of digital repression in Canada include people from China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen.

Researchers* at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab report:

Psychological and Emotional War: Digital Transnational Repression in Canada - The Citizen Lab

*Noura Al-Jizawi, Siena Anstis, Sophie Barnett, Sharly Chan, Niamh Leonard, Adam Senft and Ron Deibert

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BPC Bulletin
May 18, 2022
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