Canadians who hold strong links to political parties more likely to be misinformed about politics | The Star

Published: 8 August 2019

August 8, 2019 | The Digital Democracy Project, an initiative of Max Bell School of Public Policy in collaboration with the Public Policy Forum, analyzes the increasing amounts of disinformation...

News that's safe to use: Researchers aim to track information during campaign | CBC News

Published: 8 August 2019

August 8, 2019 | In an age where information is increasingly scrutinized yet more easily diffusable than ever, Canadians might be more misinformed than disinformed. New findings from the Digital...

Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge Launched ahead of 2019 Election

Published: 10 July 2019

Dr. Taylor Owen, holder of the Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications received, with Dr. Elizabeth Dubois (University of Ottawa), a Canada History Fund grant to run the Digital...

Remarks by Taylor Owen: International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy

Published: 28 May 2019

Remarks by Taylor Owen, Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communication and Associate Professor in the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University...

Des politiciens s'engagent à tenir tête aux géants de la technologie | Radio Canada

Published: 17 May 2019

May 12, 2019 | Social media companies are beginning to worry politicians around the world. In the context of the coming 2019 election, elected officials are worried that non-compliance with current...

The Christchurch Call: toward a global effort to fight online hate speech | Globe and Mail

Published: 17 May 2019

May 15, 2019 | World leaders including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, France's President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met at the "Christchurch Call" summit to...

Canada's new ‘Digital Charter’ | Welland Tribune

Published: 17 May 2019

May 12, 2019 | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced the new Digital Charter, an attempt for the government to step in and regulate tech giants. This framework aims at setting...

Taylor Owen on the "Christchurch Call" | CBC Radio

Published: 16 May 2019

May 15, 2019 | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other world leaders reunited in Paris for the "Christchurch Call" summit. This meeting brought together politicians and industry leaders in tech to...

Regulating Social Media Giants | The Reporter

Published: 10 April 2019

April 9, 2019 | The Canadian government is now considering to actively regulate social media platforms such as Facebook, given the lack of results from self-regulation. "We better get the...

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