Taylor Owen on deepfakes | CBC The National

Published: 14Jan2020

January 7, 2020| There are serious concerns about how Facebook will police deepfake videos. Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen talks about why these sophisticated videos need editorial oversight...

Canada should quadruple carbon tax to meet 2030 targets, commission says | The Globe and Mail

Published: 27Nov2019

NOVEMBER 27 | The Ecofiscal Commission's latest report says that if Canada were to meet its 2030 targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions through carbon pricing, it must more than quadruple its...

Canadian polarized, but social media use likely not the culprit: study

Published: 23Sep2019

September 12, 2019| Social media might not be to blame for Canadians’ ideological polarization, a new report on digital democracy in Canada finds. “A lot of people don’t use social media very...

19 million Canadians have had their data breached in eight months

Published: 23Sep2019

September 2, 2019| An estimated 19 million Canadians have been affected by data breaches between November 2018 and June 2019, according to numbers obtained by "Attention Control with Kevin Newman,"...

Fake news preys on emotions, expert warns

Published: 23Sep2019

August 10, 2019| Beware of things you see online that make you emotional, one media expert warns ahead of the fall election.  Taylor Owen, professor at McGill University and the co-creator of the...

Canadians' media-consumption habits lead to misinformation, study finds

Published: 23Sep2019

August 7, 2019| Canadians aren’t as divided into partisan echo chambers as social media would suggest, but a heavy news diet doesn't guarantee you'll be informed, a new study has found....

The Hill Times features Digital Democracy Project

Published: 13Sep2019

August 29, 2019 | The latest data from the Digital Democracy Project suggests that while 17 per cent of respondents indicated the environment was a top election issue, on par with health care, and...

The Mating Game


This talk with Sally Armstrong is part of our Fall 2019 Policy Lectures Series. It is open to the general public in addition to McGill faculty and students. 680 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, QC, H3A...

New Scenarios for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and Implications for the Rest of the World


This talk with Michael Plummer is part of our Fall 2019 Policy Lectures Series. These academic talks are intended for McGill graduate students and faculty.Armstrong Building, 3420 Rue McTavish,...