Highlights / social media

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Ex-chief justice calls for regulation of social media

The former chief justice of the Supreme Court says Canada needs an independent agency to regulate social media and she says it should have the power to order them to remove offending material.  “The legal tools we have at the »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

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 »

Society

Police investigate alleged threats against Niagara medical officer of health

The Niagara Regional Police Service is investigating alleged threats made against Dr. Mustafa Hirji, the Niagara region’s medical officer of health, over COVID-19 restrictions. “We are aware of the social media posts in reference to Dr. Hirji that have been »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Government must protect Canadians’ data sent abroad: think tank

Urgent action is needed to safeguard Canadians’ most sensitive information which is stored by social media platforms, says a think tank at Ryerson University. The Ryerson Leadership Lab warns that people’s social media data can be transferred outside Canada, to »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Instagram to hear girls on internet harassment

More than half (58 per cent) of girls surveyed by the non-profit Plan International say they have been harassed or abused on social media. And they want social media companies to take action as well as government, police and civil »

Society

Dangerous social media thrill seekers-again

The intense desire to be seen as popular by vast numbers of complete strangers on the internet continues to inspire people to dangerous acts. Many people have died in the pursuit of brief social media fame. This includes well-known Indian »

Society

Final chapter in ‘chair girl’ saga infuriates citizens and Toronto mayor

It was a shocking stunt that made news around the world. Last year, a young Toronto woman threw two chairs off a high rise balcony on to a busy street far below which immediately beside one of the busiest highways »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Privacy advocates hail Clearview AI’s exit from Canada

Privacy advocates in Canada are welcoming the decision by the U.S. company Clearview AI to stop offering its controversial facial recognition software to Canadian law enforcement agencies. A statement issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada said »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, International, Society

COVID-19, angry Instagram post, and call to close ‘wet markets’

Canada’s Bryan Adams is a hugely successful rock icon with fans around the world. Some of those fans are upset with an expletive laden social media post he made after his performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall had to be »

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Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

The LINK Online Feb 14.15.16, 2020

Your hosts today, Levon Sevunts, Vincenzo Morello,Marc Montgomery (video of show at bottom Canada plans to support ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping Environmentalists have long been concerned about shipping in the Arctic using heavy fuel oil (HFO) »