Taylor Owen on Digital Governance

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

2020 Beaverbrook Annual Lecture Part II: Cory Doctorow

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Part II of the 2020 Beaverbrook Public Lecture is with acclaimed novelist, activist, and journalist, Cory Doctorow./maxbellschoolCategory: Public lectures and conferences Public outreach

2020 Beaverbrook Annual Lecture Part I: Shoshana Zuboff

23Nov202012:00
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Part I of the 2020 Beaverbrook Public Lecture series is with author and professor, Shoshana Zuboff. Dr./maxbellschoolCategory: Public lectures and conferences Public outreach

Implications of a Moratorium on Public Use of Facial Recognition Technology in Canada | Tech Informed Policy

Published: 26Aug2020

August 17, 2020 | Since the start of this year, there have been increasing calls for the Canadian government to impose a national moratorium on facial recognition technology. This demand arises...

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...

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