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Facebook has a misinformation problem, and is blocking access to data about how much there is and who is affected
8 months ago

Facebook has a misinformation problem, and is blocking access to data about how much there is and who is affected

How big of a problem is misinformation on social media? Without key data, the picture is blurry
To protect our privacy and free speech, Canada needs to overhaul its approach to regulating online harms
8 months ago

To protect our privacy and free speech, Canada needs to overhaul its approach to regulating online harms

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Canada’s proposed internet regulation measures focus almost exclusively on speech
On Big Tech and publishers, Canada must follow Australia’s lead
12 months ago

On Big Tech and publishers, Canada must follow Australia’s lead

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Recent deals with Google and Facebook have united new media and old in demanding actions
Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says maybe
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
4 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
4 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
4 years ago

Facebook won’t resurrect Canadian media

Canada remains a Wild West digital frontier where American behemoths reap billions.
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