The NATO Association of Canada’s editors share their thoughts on Australia’s new media code, and its dispute with Facebook and Google.
Was Twitter Right to Ban Donald Trump?
In this feature of the Editor’s Forum, the program editors at the NATO Association weigh in on whether banning Donald Trump from Twitter was the right decision.
Documentary Review: Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma”
Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma” perpetuates exactly what it aims to prevent. In this article, Emilio finds that the film provides a good overview of the societal challenges caused by social media but has glaring flaws that prevent it from reaching wider audiences.
Forums or Publishers? Social Media Platforms under Stricter Content Policies
Over the last few weeks, social media platforms hardened their content policies regarding misinformation and hate speech. In this article, Chloé Ketels analyzes the implications of this trend.
The Reality of Social Media and Data Collection: Netflix’s “The Great Hack”
With Netflix’s release of “The Great Hack” late July 2019, Tiffany Kwok reflects on the actions of Cambridge Analytica, and how the data scandal changed the way the world viewed social media data collection.
Blockchain: Decentralizing Power
The world of blockchain holds great power and potential to boost efficiency of all societal processes. This efficiency is however also met with decentralization of power- an element actors will have to get used to.
Preparing Canada to Combat Disinformation in the Upcoming Federal Election
Tiffany Kwok takes a look at the Canadian government’s measures to prepare against disinformation attacks for the upcoming federal election in October.
The Internet of Things Will Be Marvelous and Frightening
The Internet of Things combined with Big Data presents a new paradigm that offers unprecedented potential for improving life, but also poses serious challenges for security, privacy, justice, and democracy.
A Propaganda Machine for the Internet Age, Part IV: The Online Army
In Part Four of a four-part series, Alexander Sawicki details the rise of a new type of propaganda machine; one tailored to fit a modern, inter-connected, and technologically dependent society.
Terrorism is the New Normal
Is terrorism going to become a normal occurrence as attacks are happening more frequently in the West?