One Ontario city says it will no longer allow comments on its social media posts in an effort to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation.
The City of Wasaga Beach says it will disable comments for now, but will continue to share community information on social media.
The city located on the coast of Georgian Bay says it is making the switch because certain people in the community have been using its social media pages to “intimidate, spread hatred and misinformation.”
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In a video posted online, Mayor Nina Bifolchi says the city does not want to give these people a platform to spread “hatred and lies.”
She says residents are still encouraged to reach out to staff and council members by phone and email if they need to.
The city is also encouraging residents to use the township’s community engagement website Let’s Talk Wasaga Beach.
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