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Is Big Tech ungovernable? | Globe and Mail

Published: 1Mar2021

February 26, 2021 | It is increasingly clear that the many benefits of digital platforms such as Facebook, Amazon and Google come with significant economic, social and political costs. Reflecting...

New report on protecting democratic expression online | Public Policy Forum

Published: 3Feb2021

Supported by the Max Bell School's Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy, the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression has released a new report detailing six recommendations to enable...

Trump’s social-media ban clouds a bigger crisis: the power and systemic failure of Big Tech | The Globe and Mail

Published: 2Feb2021

January 14, 2021 | In his opinion piece in The Globe and Mail, Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen discusses the effects of the recent social-media ban imposed on Donald Trump. Take a look at the...

The vaccine will only work if enough people take it | Globe and Mail

Published: 5Jan2021

January 5, 2020 | While the COVID-19 vaccine offers us an eventual way past the pandemic, many Canadians are unsure about taking or unwilling to take a vaccine. In this Globe and Mail article, Max...

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...

COVID-19 puts Big Tech under the microscope, again | CBC News

Published: 9Dec2020

Global pandemic mitigation efforts continue to be disrupted by the spread of misinformation. In this CBC interview, Taylor Owen (Director of the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy) shared...

How to Govern the New Digital Domain | Project Syndicate Logo

Published: 21Oct2020

October 20, 2020 | "Besides triggering the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression, COVID-19 is also accelerating technological trends that were already well underway." Professor...

How are emerging technology and media shaping democracy?

Published: 20Oct2020

The Max Bell School of Public Policy is launching a new Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy at McGill University. Collaborating with leading researchers, policy thinkers, and journalists,...

New Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy launched at McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy

Published: 20Oct2020

The Centre is McGill’s focal point on critical research and public debate about the role of media and emerging technologies in shaping democracy and public life

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