Google and Meta respond to Bill C-18 by threatening to block Canadian news.
July 6, 2023
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
#59 A Ruckus at Roxham Road
Host Mattea Roach is joined by Emilie Nicolas, Stuart Thomson and Les Perreaux to talk about the latest at Roxham Road, the irregular border crossing where thousands of asylum seekers flock to Canada. What’s bringing them here and what’s happening once they arrive?
March 7, 2023
Monopoly #14 – Where the Sidewalk Ends
The story behind what happened when Google, one of the world’s great tech monopolies, wanted to make a “smart city" in Toronto
February 15, 2023
Hitting the Far Right Where It Hurts
How internet advertising funds bad information, and how activists are working to cut that off
April 25, 2022
By Cherise Seucharan
#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
#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
#221 Fuck You For This One, Québec
The secularism bill banning public workers from wearing religious symbols finally passed in Québec. Google News gathered together the heads of major media companies for a meeting and (surprise!) didn’t tell the public. And VICE reporter Ben Makuch lost a legal challenge to keep private background material from the RCMP.
July 10, 2019
Faith Goldy Pissed Off The Wrong Lawyer
And other things we learned from a deep dive into her election-related filings