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To govern Big Tech, listen to those most harmed by it | National Post

Published: 9Mar2021

March 19, 2021 | Taylor Owen's latest piece for the National Post delves into algorithmic bias and the disproportionate harms Big Tech inflicts on people of colour. One piece of the solution? ...

Saving Journalism from Big Tech | Project Syndicate

Published: 9Mar2021

March 5, 2021 | Google and Facebook have dominated digital advertising in search and social networking, creating a business model that is not based on the distribution of reliable information....

Is Big Tech ungovernable? | Globe and Mail

Published: 1Mar2021

February 26, 2021 | It is increasingly clear that the many benefits of digital platforms such as Facebook, Amazon and Google come with significant economic, social and political costs. Reflecting...

Trump’s social-media ban clouds a bigger crisis: the power and systemic failure of Big Tech | The Globe and Mail

Published: 2Feb2021

January 14, 2021 | In his opinion piece in The Globe and Mail, Max Bell School professor Taylor Owen discusses the effects of the recent social-media ban imposed on Donald Trump. Take a look at the...

The vaccine will only work if enough people take it | Globe and Mail

Published: 5Jan2021

January 5, 2020 | While the COVID-19 vaccine offers us an eventual way past the pandemic, many Canadians are unsure about taking or unwilling to take a vaccine. In this Globe and Mail article, Max...

COVID-19 puts Big Tech under the microscope, again | CBC News

Published: 9Dec2020

Global pandemic mitigation efforts continue to be disrupted by the spread of misinformation. In this CBC interview, Taylor Owen (Director of the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy) shared...

How to Govern the New Digital Domain | Project Syndicate Logo

Published: 21Oct2020

October 20, 2020 | "Besides triggering the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression, COVID-19 is also accelerating technological trends that were already well underway." Professor...

Can an ad boycott fix Facebook's hate speech problem? | CBC News

Published: 8Jul2020

July 6, 2020 | Over 800 companies are pulling their ads from Facebook in response to the Stop Hate for Profit boycott, led by civil rights groups who want to remove hate speech from the platform....

Can an ad boycott fix Facebook's hate speech problem? | CBC News

Published: 8Jul2020

July 6, 2020 | Over 800 companies are pulling their ads from Facebook in response to the Stop Hate for Profit boycott, led by civil rights groups who want to remove hate speech from the platform....

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