Taylor Owen on Digital Governance

In the digital age, who has a right to be anonymous and whose information has a right to be secure? | The Globe and Mail

Published: 16Aug2021

August 13, 2021 |  "Anonymity is seen by many as an inherent right in the digital age. But is this right absolute?". In this op-ed in the Globe and Mail, Max Bell School Professor Taylor Owen takes...

Canada shouldn’t turn away from the difficult task of regulating online speech | The Globe and Mail

Published: 28Jun2021

June 25, 2021 | How can policy strike the right balance between the protection of free speech and mitigating the impact of online hate? Professor Taylor Owen provides insight into this nuanced...

To govern Big Tech, listen to those most harmed by it | National Post

Published: 9Mar2021

March 19, 2021 | Taylor Owen's latest piece for the National Post delves into algorithmic bias and the disproportionate harms Big Tech inflicts on people of colour. One piece of the solution? ...

Saving Journalism from Big Tech | Project Syndicate

Published: 9Mar2021

March 5, 2021 | Google and Facebook have dominated digital advertising in search and social networking, creating a business model that is not based on the distribution of reliable information....

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...

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