Canada has advanced a plan to require independent media to register with the government. They say that they are doing this to “ensure online streaming services make meaningful contributions to Canadian and Indigenous content.”
The C-11 law requires podcasters and online streaming media to register with the government if they make more than $10 million in annual revenues. Why this threshold? Unclear but it seems that they want to make sure no large voices escape their notice.
Canadian author Margaret Atwood called this law “creeping totalitarianism” and Senator David Richards said that it is “censorship passing as national inclusion.”