For­eign coun­tries will try to twist Cana­dian opin­ion

StarMetro Calgary - - CANADA & WORLD -

OT­TAWA—Canada’s fed­eral cy­ber­se­cu­rity cen­tre says for­eign coun­tries are very likely to try to ad­vance their agen­das in 2019 — a gen­eral elec­tion year — by ma­nip­u­lat­ing Cana­dian opin­ion with ma­li­cious on­line ac­tiv­ity.

In a re­port Thurs­day, the Cana­dian Cen­tre for Cy­ber Se­cu­rity warns state-spon­sored play­ers can con­duct so­phis­ti­cated in­flu­ence op­er­a­tions by pos­ing as reg­u­lar peo­ple.

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