Facebook Policy Team - Canada

Facebook Policy Team - Canada

At Facebook, we are committed to doing our part to protect and safeguard the integrity of the electoral process in Canada by ensuring that the accounts of politicians and political parties are secure and that people have access to reliable information and diverse perspectives.

Facebook’s Canadian Election Integrity Initiative is a direct response to the Communications Security Establishment's Cyber Threats to Canada’s Democratic Process report commissioned by the Minister of Democratic Institutions.

It includes:

  • The launch of a new 2-year partnership between Facebook Canada and MediaSmarts to promote digital and news literacy;
  • The release of the Facebook Cyber Hygiene Guide for Politicians and Political Parties, to support information security;
  • The launch of an emergency Canadian Facebook Cyber Threats Crisis Email Line, in the event of cyber interference including suspected hacks; and
  • The announcement of a Facebook Cyber Hygiene Training Program open to all federal political parties.
  • Starting in November, people will be able to click “View Ads” on a Page and view ads a Page is running on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger — whether or not the person viewing is in the intended audience for the ad. We will start this test in Canada and roll it out to the US by this summer, as well as broadly to all other countries around the same time.

Cyber Hygiene Guide

Here, you can download the Facebook Cyber Hygiene Guide for Politicians and Political Parties providing best practices for politicians and political parties on how to keep Facebook Pages and accounts secure.


MediaSmarts Reality Check PSA