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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
4 years ago

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

By  •  Labour, News
From ‘binders’ to meetups, writers are reaching out to each other.
Call for Entries: CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award
4 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
4 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?
Live Blog: Did technology kill truth—or set it free?
5 years ago

Live Blog: Did technology kill truth—or set it free?

CJF J-Talk tackles the impact technology has on the dissemination of information.
Why is Melanie Joly ignoring the crisis in Canadian journalism?
5 years ago

Why is Melanie Joly ignoring the crisis in Canadian journalism?

Although we now live in a vast internet landscape with immense amounts of content, the diversity and quality of the news media we consume continues to be a concern. Large sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google should not be…
Heritage minister unveils ‘Creative Canada’ initiative
5 years ago

Heritage minister unveils ‘Creative Canada’ initiative

Ryerson and Facebook partnering to create a digital news incubator.
Journalists need to consider the ethics of sourcing stories from Facebook
5 years ago

Journalists need to consider the ethics of sourcing stories from Facebook

By  •  Ethics
By Krista Simpson For the reporter, Facebook serves a multitude of purposes. It is a place to search for people, to find story ideas and to publicize content. But while the site is both valuable and convenient, reporters still need…
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