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Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says maybe
9 months ago

Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says maybe

You may have read about – or already seen, depending on where you are – the latest tweak to Facebook’s interface: the disappearance of the likes counter. Like Instagram (which it owns), Facebook is experimenting with hiding the number of…
Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy
11 months ago

Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm determines what users see on its platform – from funny memes to comments from friends. The company regularly updates this algorithm, which can dramatically change what information people consume. As the 2020 U.S. election approaches, there…
Facebook Canada announces $2.5-million investment in Canadian news industry
1 year ago

Facebook Canada announces $2.5-million investment in Canadian news industry

The social media giant pledges funds to launch a Local News Accelerator
Ryerson and Facebook Digital News Innovation Challenge awards $100,000 to five startups
2 years ago

Ryerson and Facebook Digital News Innovation Challenge awards $100,000 to five startups

Among the winners is an app that lets people make micro-podcasts and a sports newsletter aimed at women.
The Sprawl is growing
2 years ago

The Sprawl is growing

Calgary based media outlet has upgraded to a new website and has big plans after participating in the Digital News Innovation Challenge.
Facebook won’t resurrect Canadian media
2 years ago

Facebook won’t resurrect Canadian media

Canada remains a Wild West digital frontier where American behemoths reap billions.
Breaking the News: How Bots, Trolls and Other Media Manipulators Threaten Our Politics

Breaking the News: How Bots, Trolls and Other Media Manipulators Threaten Our Politics

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Activists, politicians and partisans compete intensely for attention and influence online. Today, malevolent actors seem to have the upper hand. They push disinformation and hate using fake accounts, bots, and algorithms designed to keep us scrolling through the latest outrage.…
Freelancers, unions use social media to build online, offline community
2 years ago

Freelancers, unions use social media to build online, offline community

By  •  News, Labour
From ‘binders’ to meetups, writers are reaching out to each other.
Call for Entries: CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award
2 years ago

Call for Entries: CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award

The CJF said the award 'celebrates efforts to encourage Canadians to understand and critically assess the quality of news in their community as well as the practices that underpin factual reporting as key contributions to Canadian democracy'
Facebook and Ryerson launch Digital News Innovation Challenge
3 years ago

Facebook and Ryerson launch Digital News Innovation Challenge

A digital news incubator will award $100,000 to five finalists — but how involved will Facebook be?