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Understanding vaccine hesitancy in Canada | Media Ecosystem Observatory

Published: 26Apr2021

The Max Bell School's Media Ecosystem Observatory is out with a new research paper on vaccine hesitancy in Canada....

Understanding vaccine hesitancy in Canada: attitudes, beliefs, and the information ecosystem

Published: 5Jan2021

December 2020 | This new report by the Media Ecosystem Observatory looks into vaccine hesitancy in Canada in the lead-up to the development of a vaccine. Key findings included that 65% of Canadians...

Algorithm 'gatekeepers' undermine democracy and health | Montreal Gazette

Published: 10Aug2020

August 6, 2020 | Social media and other digital platforms have begun to overtake traditional journalism as our primary sources of information. The communications difficulties surrounding the COVID...

Can an ad boycott fix Facebook's hate speech problem? | CBC News

Published: 8Jul2020

July 6, 2020 | Over 800 companies are pulling their ads from Facebook in response to the Stop Hate for Profit boycott, led by civil rights groups who want to remove hate speech from the platform....

COVID-19 pandemic unites Canadians like no other event in recent history: study | CTV News

Published: 25May2020

May 25, 2020 | The study co-led by Professor Taylor Owen found that among Canadians, there is cross-partisan consensus on the threat the virus poses and measures that need to be taken to battle it....

A Rare Moment of Cross-Partisan Consensus: Elite and Public Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada | Canadian Journal of Political Science

Published: 21May2020

April 16, 2020 | The COVID-19 pandemic has placed nearly unprecedented pressure on policymakers and citizens alike. Effectively containing the pandemic requires a societal consensus. However, a...

The Causes and Consequences of COVID-19 Misperceptions: Understanding the Role of News and Social Media | OSF Preprints

Published: 21May2020

May 4, 2020 | This research investigates the relationship between media consumption, misinformation, and important attitudes and behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. Professor Taylor...

Anti-intellectualism and Information Preferences during the COVID-19 Pandemic | OSF Preprints

Published: 21May2020

May 14, 2020 | The COVID-19 pandemic necessitates widespread voluntary and sustained public compliance with expert-guided public health directives, like social or physical distancing. Understanding...

Prospective Economic Costs Undermine Expectations of Social Distancing | OSF Preprints

Published: 21May2020

May 20, 2020 | The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an extraordinary burden on governments and citizens alike. In order to contain the spread of the pandemic and limit its effect on health care systems...

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