With Meta making good on its threat to expunge news from Facebook and Instagram, Canada’s publishers and broadcasters pin their hopes on the Competition Bureau to set things right. (We’re doomed?)
August 10, 2023
#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.
February 11, 2021
#321 Did Covid-19 Kill The Alt-Right?
The Deplorables that surrounded the Trump presidential campaign have all but disappeared from the mainstream web.
April 12, 2020
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.
December 19, 2019
By Bailey Martens
#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.
May 22, 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
#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?
January 20, 2019
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
December 11, 2018
By Graeme Gordon
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.
July 13, 2018
By Graeme Gordon
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...