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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

2020 Beaverbrook Annual Lecture Part II: Cory Doctorow


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


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...


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