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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...

COVID-19 is helping to unite Canadians like nothing has in years — and we'll need unity for what's to come | CBC News

Published: 15Apr2020

April 9, 2020 | Canada's response to the COVID-19 pandemic stands in marked contrast to that of the United States, and the crisis seems to be helping to unite Canadians like no other event in years...

Let’s face the facts: To ensure our digital rights, we must hit pause on facial-recognition technology | The Globe and Mail

Published: 20Feb2020

February 14, 2020 |Rapid advances in facial-recognition technology have the potential for vast social consequences. In response to the scale and speed of these developments and the clear potential...

Federal government warning of voter coercion, foreign election interference through private messaging services | CBC News

Published: 10Feb2020

February 9, 2020| The federal government is worried about the risk of voter coercion and foreign election interference through private messaging services — a concern that could pit the right to...

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...

19 million Canadians have had their data breached in eight months

Published: 23Sep2019

September 2, 2019 | An estimated 19 million Canadians have been affected by data breaches between November 2018 and June 2019, according to numbers obtained by "Attention Control with Kevin Newman,...

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...

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