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Canada unveils measures to prevent foreign interference in elections

OTTAWA: Canada has unveiled measures to prevent foreign interference in elections of the type allegedly seen in the United States, including a clamp down on advertisements and funding. The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acted amid growing fears that outside actors, using social media and other methods, could seek to influence a vote. Canada is due to hold a national election in October 2019. Under the proposals, which must be approved by Parliament, foreign entities would be banned from spending…