Fearing violence, the RCMP are closely watching hateful online election chatter - 2019-10-06

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F182.png Fearing violence, the RCMP are closely watching hateful online election chatter October 6, 2019, Catharine Tunney, CBC News

The RCMP are compiling daily threat reports on online hate targeting federal political leaders during this election campaign, fearing it could spill over into real-world violence, sources tell CBC News.

Government sources close to the file say there's been an increase in online posts condoning violence during this campaign — and one of the investigators' main areas of concern is the growing number of anti-immigration posts.

Back in February, then-clerk of the privy council Michael Wernick issued a dire warning about hate on the campaign trail.

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{{cite news | first = Catharine | last = Tunney | author2 = Ashley Burke | title = Fearing violence, the RCMP are closely watching hateful online election chatter | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-violence-campaign-1.5305905 | work = CBC News | date = October 6, 2019 | accessdate = October 7, 2019 }}