CANADALAND

Governments around the world are cracking down on Facebook. But not Canada's.

Forget taxes and regulations — Trudeau's Ministers are getting photo-ops and a $500,000 investment in Canada's journalism industry from Facebook.

Here's Facebook's head of Canadian public policy, Kevin Chan hosting Minister of Democratic Institutions, Karina Gould, at FB's Oct 19 launch of the Canadian Election Integrity Initiative.

So. Why scrutinize Facebook when you can partner with them?

Leaders from dozens of countries, including Germany and Australia, aren't as smitten.

Concordia communications professor Fenwick McKelvey joins Jesse.

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