Kinder Morgan pipeline supporters and detractors are being swarmed by online 'bots'

An industry ad to amplify pro-pipeline perspectives is just one example of how the online conversation around the troubled Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is, increasingly, being pushed to its edges by actors on both sides of the debate. Casual opinion polls and social media platforms are open battlegrounds as messages spread quickly and debate become increasingly polarized.
Ian Anderson, Kinder Morgan Canada, Vancouver Board of Trade, Trans Mountain expansion

High-ranking federal officials sped up Trans Mountain review after phone call from Kinder Morgan's Ian Anderson

High-ranking bureaucrats in the federal government discussed speeding up the review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project in 2016 following a phone call from the company’s chief executive, Ian Anderson, that left officials warning that the pipeline might be “abandoned,” reveal newly-released internal documents.