The Current

The Current for June 1, 2020

Today on The Current: Racism in Canada and the U.S.; Trump versus social media companies; Open letter calls on Quebec Premier to join frontlines in long-term care homes
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

After a weekend of protest across Canada and the U.S., we start today by discussing racism on both sides of the border, and the impact it has on people's daily lives.

Then, Siva Vaidyanathan discusses Twitter and Facebook's very different responses to recent posts from U.S. President Donald Trump, including words that were deemed to glorify violence. He weighs up whether Trump's recent executive order — aimed at controlling social media companies — has any teeth.

Plus, in an open letter, law student and former CBC journalist Ryan Hicks has called on Quebec Premier François Legault to join him on the front lines fighting COVID-19 in a long-term care home in Montreal. He tells us what the premier would see if he takes up the offer.

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