How we can move forward, now that the divisive Bill C-18 is law | The Globe and Mail

Published: 2 August 2023

July 23, 2023 | In this opinion piece by Taylor Owen and Supriya Dwivedi, they reflect on the passage of Bill C-18, the Online News Act, where the government is hoping that Google and Meta would...

New podcast launches to cover the impact of technology on our democracy during the 2019 Canadian federal election

Published: 5 September 2019

Attention Control with Kevin Newman podcast released its first episodes this week, exploring digital media’s impact on the 2019 federal election....

Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge Winners Announced

Published: 15 August 2019

The Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge has awarded 18 Research Awards ranging from $3,000 to $75,000 to research teams from Canada and abroad. The Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge is a...

Curbing Online Harms | CBC Radio

Published: 23 June 2022

June 20, 2022 | With the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression's new report hot off the press, Commission co-chair and Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen sat down for an interview with...

Stronger government regulation of social media companies could improve free speech, says expert | CBC Radio

Published: 2 May 2022

In an interview with CBC Radio, Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen—who leads the School's Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy—opined on the role regulation can play in safeguarding free...

Whose speech will Elon Musk’s Twitter be protecting, exactly? | Globe and Mail

Published: 28 April 2022

April 27, 2022 | Taylor Owen and Supriya Dwivedi of the Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy write that Elon Musk's recent purchase of Twitter might strengthen the democratic governance that...

New podcast brings leading research on kids and tech to the mainstream

Published: 10 March 2022

It’s one of the most pressing questions for researchers and families today: How are children affected by digital technology? Parents, caregivers, experts and policymakers are struggling to...

How to protect children from Big Tech's harms | The National Post

Published: 16 November 2021

November 7, 2021 | Co-written by Max Bell School Professor Taylor Owen with Sonja Solomun, their article in the National Post looks at how the recently leaked Facebook Papers have spurred public...

Taylor Owen on What the Latest Facebook Revelations Mean for Canada’s Online Harms Legislative Plans | The Law Bytes Podcast

Published: 21 October 2021

October 18, 2021 | Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's damning revelations about the harms caused by Facebook and its suite of other social media platforms have spurred American policymakers to...

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