We have the regulatory tools we need to fix Facebook | Globe and Mail

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Published: 15 October 2021

 October 14, 2021 | In this opinion piece, Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen, former Supreme Court chief justice Beverley McLachlin, and chair of the Canadian Citizens' Assembly on Democratic Expression, Peter MacLeod argue that the latest Facebook controversy surrounding the testimony by Facebook whistle-blower Frances Haugen has the potential to change the debate about regulating social media. They also explain why the Commission and Citizens' Assembly on Democratic Expression, an initiative led by Canada's Public Policy Forum, will focus its work on policies that provide greater transparency into the behaviour and societal effects of these companies and greater accountability over their actions.

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