Soldiers warned over social media ties to far-right

Soldiers warned over social media ties to far-right

Soldiers warned over social media ties to far-right Army bosses have issued a warning to personnel about their social media use after dozens of soldiers were revealed to have links to a far-right group.

Radio-Canada found 75 armed forces personnel – many identified through photos of them in uniform – were members of a private Facebook group belonging to Quebec anti-Islam organization La Meute.

That prompted a warning from top military brass to soldiers that such movements were “not something that's a part of our values”

Col. Paul Fuller told CBC military members needed to be neutral on issues of public opinion, “and we can't have personal opinions that go against our code of ethics and values."

Those who broke those rules could face discipline, or even expulsion.

Quebec’s anti-radicalization centre recently held a training session for enlisted and civilian personnel at the Armed Forces base in Valcartier, Quebec.


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