Sen. Paula Simons “unhopeful” about plan to make Google and Facebook pay for news
Government should've focused on "insane corporate concentration," she says, rather than the notion the platforms are "stealing" content
March 27, 2023
#699 The Invisible Enemies of Alberta
A draft of the anti-Alberta inquiry was leaked and didn't find what it thought it would. And Facebook is partnering up with The Globe and Mail and Jesse wants in. Writer Sandy Garossino co-hosts.
July 29, 2021
#361 Will Government Media Rules Strangle Canadaland?
In Australia, the news disappeared from Facebook. And Jesse got very worried about the future.
February 28, 2021
#295 Dog Shampoo
Reddit did not actually stand up to Wall Street and prove the power of the little guy. Jon Kay briefly sparks joy. The Canadian government is working to radically transform the internet and Facebook wants in.
February 3, 2021
#285 Facebook Fangoria
Beware of the FANG! And how to cover Chinese infiltration — or anti-Chinese infiltration?
November 12, 2020
#328 Should Big Tech Bail Out The News?
The pandemic could be an "extinction event" for American newspapers and so their publishers want their own government bailout. Meanwhile Canadian papers want money from Google and Facebook, too.
May 31, 2020
Faith Goldy Pissed Off The Wrong Lawyer
And other things we learned from a deep dive into her election-related filings
May 6, 2019
By Sean Craig
#276 – Twenty Years After Napster: Cory Doctorow On What Went Wrong
Digital media has been gentrified into a mall, says the digital rights activist and author.
May 6, 2019
#274 Is Facebook Worth Fixing?
And if so, can government regulation crack down on hate speech and election interference on social media without crushing free speech?
April 22, 2019
#264 Quebec’s Fake News Problem
In English media, there are whole organizations and departments devoted to debunking fake news. But in Quebec, a lot of the work falls to one guy: Jeff Yates. He talks to guest host Brigitte Noël about the unique challenges of combatting fake news in French and why he thinks it's time to destigmatize sharing bogus stories.