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Canada, Australia to coordinate efforts to make web giants pay for news

Canada and Australia agreed to coordinate their efforts to get web giants to pay for news during Tuesday’s phone call between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison. A readout of the phone call between the »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canada condemns Facebook action in Australia

A Canadian cabinet minister has condemned as “highly irresponsible”  Facebook’s retaliation against Australia for its plans to make the tech giant pay media companies for content. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault said Canada will not be deterred from introducing its own »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Montreal, Centre of the A.I. World|#3 The Business Hub

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, DeepMind, Samsung… They all chose Montreal to open their AI labs. But why did these companies decide to invest in Quebec’s largest city? What drew them there? In this episode, we will look at the different aspects »

Society

Quebec Premier François Legault calls out “radical activists” in Facebook post

In a Facebook post on Saturday, Quebec Premier François Legault went after what he called “radical activists” who he said are trying to censor certain words and works. In the post, Legault called the freedom of expression a pillar of »

Politics, Society

Survey: Canadians concerned with online hate speech and extremism

Canadians are concerned about the rise of online hate speech and extremism, according to a new survey conducted by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Abacus Data. The survey, published Monday, was conducted with 2,000 Canadian residents from Jan. 15 »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Facebook tries to hire from federal agency drafting regulations

Parliamentary committee to study relationship between government and Facebook Even as the federal Liberal government was discussing new regulations for controlling tech giants economic and cultural influence in Canada, one of them was trying to hire from the federal agency »

Internet, Science & Technology

Facebook Canada partners with Ontario Tech University to fight online hate

Ontario Tech University’s Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism (CHBE) is partnering with Facebook Canada to create a Global Network Against Hate, in order to develop strategies, policies and tools to address hate and extremism online. According to an announcement »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Shut down social media platforms, ‘call their bluff’, says ex-Facebook adviser

To protect democracy and personal freedoms, liberal democracies have to force a radical transformation of social media giants and may have to go as far as shutting down recalcitrant social media platforms, says former adviser to Facebook. “If your goals »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Privacy commissioners condemn Facebook

Facebook has committed serious contraventions of Canadian privacy laws and fails to take responsibility for protecting the personal information of Canadians, say Canada’s privacy commissioner and a provincial counterpart. Facebook disputes findings, say privacy commissioners A joint investigation was launched »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Facebook bans 6 Canadian ‘alt-right’ groups

Facebook is banning half a dozen pages linked to far-right, white nationalist and extremist groups, the social media giant announced Monday. The ban on Facebook and Instagram affects far-right political commentator Faith Goldy, white nationalist crusader Kevin Goudreau, as well »