Elon Musk made his comment after the Canadian government of Justin Trudeau made it necessary for internet streaming services to officially register with them in order to be subject to “regulatory controls.”
The Canadian government lead by Justin Trudeau has come under fire from billionaire Elon Musk for allegedly “crushing free speech” in the nation. According to news agency ANI, Ottawa’s decision to require online streaming firms to legally register with the government for “regulatory controls” prompted the speaker to make his statement.
Musk was replying to a comment made about the decision by author and journalist Glenn Greenwald.
“All ‘online streaming services that offer podcasts’ must formally register with the government to permit regulatory controls,” Greenwald wrote on X. “The Canadian government, armed with one of the world’s most repressive online censorship schemes, announces,” he said.
Musk responded by posting on X that Trudeau was attempting to stifle free expression in Canada. Shameful.”
The Trudeau administration has previously been charged with repressing free expression.
In reaction to trucker protests over vaccine mandates in February of last year, the Canadian government, for the first time in the nation’s history, declared an emergency.
Musk poked fun at Trudeau days after the Canadian leader claimed that India was complicit in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on Canadian soil, setting off a major diplomatic crisis.
In June, two unidentified assailants shot and killed Nijjar, a terrorist created by India for the year 2020, outside a gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Ottawa has not yet offered any proof to back up its claim that Nijjar was killed.
The claims made by Canada were categorically denied by India, who referred to them as “absurd” and “motivated.” In retaliation for Ottawa’s removal of an Indian official over the issue, it suspended visa services for Canadians and expelled a Canadian diplomat.
India has criticized the Canadian government for giving terrorists a safe harbor and claimed that its accusations appear to be “politically-driven.” Ottawa has received a strong request from New Delhi to take decisive action against terrorists and extremist groups operating on Canadian soil.
Arindam Bagchi, a spokesman for the External Affairs Ministry, stated, “We would want the Canadian government to not provide safe haven to terrorists and to take action against those who are facing terrorism charges or send them here to face charges.”