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Curbing Online Harms | CBC Radio

Published: 23Jun2022

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...

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

Published: 28Apr2022

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...

Screen Time Podcast from the Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy

Published: 25Mar2022

March 25, 2022 | Screen Time podcast is an eight-episode podcast miniseries that explores the rapidly evolving relationship between kids and technology. Co-hosted by Max Bell School professor...

Evaluating the state of the Platform Governance agenda | Schwartz Reisman Institute

Published: 18Feb2022

February 11, 2022 | As part of the Schwartz Reisman Institute's Seminar Series, Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen delivered a presentation on the regulatory frameworks governments are putting...

Expert: Whistleblower Frances Haugen says Facebook making online hate worse

Published: 27Oct2021

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told British lawmakers that the social media giant stokes online hate and extremism, fails to protect children from harmful content and lacks any incentive to...

Expert: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp back online after global outage

Published: 6Oct2021

Facebook and Facebook-owned apps Instagram and WhatsApp were up and running again late Monday after being hit by an outage that affected users around the world. The social media giant said the...

Using artificial intelligence to manage extreme weather events

Published: 18Jan2021

Can combining deep learning (DL)— a subfield of artificial intelligence— with social network analysis (SNA), make social media contributions about extreme weather events a useful tool for crisis...

Expert: Facebook board upholds Donald Trump suspension

Published: 10May2021

Former U.S. President Donald Trump won't return to Facebook – at least not yet. Four months after Facebook suspended Trump's accounts for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol...

Americans are super-spreaders of COVID-19 misinformation

Published: 6Apr2021

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...

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