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#296 The Great Flattening
Our digital worlds are collapsing. Jon Kay is on Fox News complaining about Seth Rogen, while celebrities are sharing the stage with normal people on Clubhouse to talk about ramen. What is Clubhouse anyway? And why did China ban it? Plus, a student journalist files a human rights complaint against his school paper, claiming they fired him over his Catholic beliefs.
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#321 Did Covid-19 Kill The Alt-Right?
The Deplorables that surrounded the Trump presidential campaign have all but disappeared from the mainstream web.
Is The Agony Of Twitter Worth It For Young Journalists?
It can be a valuable, even necessary, tool. It can also, of course, be an anxiety-inducing hellsite.
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#214 Lord Ballwasher of Crossharbour
Lord Conrad Black, First of His Name, The Unedited, King of Columns, Breaker of Laws, Flatterer of American Presidents, and Father of the National Post. Did Canada’s favourite criminal Lord just schmooze his way into a pardon from Donald Trump or is the American justice system to blame? Also, speaking of ancient things, Canada’s dusty old privacy laws are back in the spotlight thanks to the government’s new digital charter.
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#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?
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#261 Oh Great, Now China Hates Us
Canada's in a bad way with China. Has the media prepared us to deal with the growing superpower?
Ontario Proud’s Election Advertising Was Mostly Funded By Developers
Nearly all the funds received by the "grassroots" group came from several large corporate donors
Which Canadians Lost Tons Of Followers In Twitter’s Fake-Account Purge
Big accounts tend to accrue fake followers no matter what. But there are also services that sell them.
Twitter Removes Parody Account After Minister Reports It For “Impersonation”
"We all have a responsibility to protect our democracy and make sure our political debate is grounded in the facts," Environment Minister Catherine...
Ontario Proud Frequently Threatens Online Critics With Legal Action
But it appears that the anti-Liberal political group has never gotten to the point of following through.