Every government in history has sought to control news reporting about itself. Now Canada is requiring journalists to obtain government licenses.
And only pro-government “journalists” are given such licenses.
Rebel News, Canada’s largest independent news agency, has been denied a license due to its occasional reporting criticizing government operations.
Rebel News is banned from attending government press conferences and many other public events.
The Canadian government is forcing Facebook and Google to downrank Rebel News.
Canadians will now be able to deduct their subscriptions to government-supporting mainstream news outlets.
1,500 Canadian “news” organizations received payments from the government prior to the last election to reward them for reporting on government themes such as the COVID-19 PANIC. None of these media organizations reported on these payments at the time.