Five competition ministers discuss regulating Big Tech | Columbia Journalism Review

Published: 26 April 2021

May 14, 2021 | Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen recently chaired a virtual panel with competition ministers from five different countries. Among the topics discussed: the hotly debated new...

Americans are super-spreaders of COVID-19 misinformation | McGill Newsroom

Published: 26 April 2021

April 6, 2021| The mis- and dis-information that fills many corners of the American media ecosystem is having an affect on Canadians' perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research...

Are Google and Facebook really the future of journalism? | Columbia Journalism Review

Published: 26 April 2021

April 28, 2021 | This article in the Columbia Journalism Review explores a recent seminar—co-hosted by the Max Bell School's Taylor Owen—that brought together competition ministers from across the...

Understanding vaccine hesitancy in Canada | Media Ecosystem Observatory

Published: 26 April 2021

The Max Bell School's Media Ecosystem Observatory is out with a new research paper on vaccine hesitancy in Canada....

Should Other Countries Copy Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code?

Thursday, April 15, 2021 06:00to07:30

Join Professors Taylor Owen and Anya Schiffrin on April 15 for a discussion with Australia’s Rod Sims, the architect of the controversial Australian News Media Code which requires Google and...

Americans are super-spreaders of COVID-19 misinformation

Published: 6 April 2021

Misinformation about COVID-19 is spreading from the United States into Canada, undermining efforts to mitigate the pandemic. A study led by McGill University shows that Canadians who use social...

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

Published: 9 March 2021

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? ...

Regulating the Internet: Can Canadian Democracy Survive Big Tech?

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 18:00to19:30

A recent spate of high-profile incidents, including the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, have brought to light the threats to democracy posed by our digital landscape./maxbellschoolCategory:...

Saving Journalism from Big Tech | Project Syndicate

Published: 9 March 2021

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....

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