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Only a fraction of YouTube recommendations on Canadian political videos are relevant YouTube's recommendation algorithm seems to be trying to actively steer users away from political content and toward more viral or popular videos, an in-depth...
The purchase comes at a challenging time for the social media giant Facebook has agreed to acquire CTRL-Labs, a technology startup that is building software to let people control a digital avatar using only their thoughts....
Dear creators and artists, As I do every quarter, I’d like to pause and reflect on my priorities and how I can help you be successful on YouTube. But rather than our usual update on this...
Concerns over how social media impacts teenagers’ wellbeing and quality of life have been overblown and are not supported by solid evidence, according to researchers from the University of Oxford.1 The research team from the Oxford...
Groups advertising on Facebook target Canadians with messages on pipelines, climate change Facebook users in B.C. and Alberta have been bombarded with political ads supporting pipelines, while Ontario users of the social network are seeing attacks...
Bernier, an outspoken climate-change denier, was responding to the agency's warning that ads could be considered partisan simply because of the position of the People's Party The man whose position on climate change is at the...
Carlos Maza, the controversial host of the show “Strikethrough,” appears to be on the way out at Vox Media. Maza was engaged in a running battle with right-wing provocateur Steven Crowder, whom the openly gay Latino...
If the Liberals are concerned about misinformation poisoning the electorate, they might want to start cleaning up their own house. A study released last week by the Digital Democracy Project, a joint venture between the Public Policy...
Investigation would add additional scrutiny to an industry already under a federal spotlight A group of state attorneys general is preparing to move forward with a joint antitrust investigation of big technology companies, according to people...
Twitter cites evidence of ‘a coordinated state-backed operation’ to discredit the protesters and their aims Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. took down accounts believed to be part of a broader Chinese government campaign of disinformation related...