Taylor Owen on Digital Governance

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...

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...

A Post-COVID-19 Digital Bretton Woods | Project Syndicate

Published: 22Apr2020

April 17, 2020 | The digital age has completely disrupted global governance. Now that COVID-19 has disrupted nearly everything else, it is time to start planning for what comes next, say Max Bell...

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.

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...

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....

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