How do violent, racist extremists raise money? New report zeroes in on crypto – National

The federal financial intelligence centre warns that violent extremists driven by causes including racial hatred are increasingly turning to virtual currencies for fundraising. In a newly published special bulletin, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada says the move comes as social media and crowdfunding platforms crack down on extremist efforts to promote their ideas...

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Microsoft says Russian group behind SolarWinds hack targeting government agencies – National

The group behind the SolarWinds cyber attack identified late last year is now targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organizations, Microsoft said late on Thursday. “This week we observed cyberattacks by the threat actor Nobelium targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organizations,” Microsoft said in a blog post.Nobelium, originating from Russia, is the...

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Influencers say they got offered thousands to spread fake news on Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine – National

Social media influencers in France with hundreds of thousands of followers say a mysterious advertising agency offered to pay them if they agreed to smear Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine with negative fake stories. French YouTuber Leo Grasset was among those contacted. He said Tuesday that he was offered a potentially lucrative but also hush-hush deal to make bogus...

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Fake news on Facebook: 18 million posts containing COVID-19 misinformation removed – National

Facebook and Instagram have had to remove over 18 million pieces of COVID-19-related misinformation since the start of the pandemic, according to a new report the company released on Wednesday. In addition to that, over 167 million pieces of content were rated “false” by social media company fact-checkers, meaning they contained COVID-19 misinformation that Facebook representatives said...

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Bill C-10 doesn’t pose free speech concern despite social media impact, justice minister finds – National

Bill C-10’s amendments regulating social media websites Canadians use don’t pose any charter-related free speech concerns, Canada’s Justice Minister David Lametti said in the second charter review of the bill.The finding was issued Thursday after a second charter statement was conducted on the bill. Opposition MPs had requested the new charter statement after multiple experts warned the latest...

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