Category Archives: social media

National Post buying sponsored ads on Facebook

The National Post in Canada is now paying Facebook to run sponsored ads like the following. Are they struggling to attract readers with their current content or is this a new trend? Is it related to the recent federal budget … Continue reading

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‘Hate speech at its worst’: Paramount Fine Foods owner awarded record damages in anti-Muslim cyber libel case – The Globe and Mail

Mohamad Fakih, the owner of Paramount Fine Foods, was targeted by two anti-Muslim activists, defendant Kevin J. Johnston and Ranendra (Ron) Banerjee. TU THANH HA PUBLISHED MAY 13, 2019 UPDATED MAY 13, 2019 Simmary A self-styled anti-Muslim pundit has been … Continue reading

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Facebook bans ‘dangerous individuals’ – BBC News

Milo Yiannopoulous, Alex Jones and Louis Farrakhan have all been banned. Facebook is banning several prominent figures it regards as “dangerous individuals”. The social network accused Alex Jones, host of right-wing conspiracy website InfoWars, its UK editor Paul Joseph Watson … Continue reading

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B.C. man sues Twitter for alleged ‘defamatory’ tweets linked to U.S. election

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:53PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, April 27, 2019 4:00PM EDT CTV News https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/b-c-man-sues-twitter-for-alleged-defamatory-tweets-linked-to-u-s-election-1.4398081

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Facebook data leak: Province-by-province breakdown of affected Canadians | CTV News

FILE – In this April 18, 2017 file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File) Facebook data leak: Province-by-province breakdown of affected Canadians … Continue reading

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Privacy Commissioner takes Facebook to court over violations

ADRIAN WYLD/THE CANADIAN PRESS BILL CURRY TAMSIN MCMAHON U.S. CORRESPONDENT OTTAWA PUBLISHED APRIL 25, 2019 UPDATED APRIL 25, 2019 — Federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien launched the investigation in March, 2018, in response to an international scandal over misuse of … Continue reading

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Why are many liberal leaders being called socialists or communists and Conservative leaders fascists or authoritarians?

A two dimensional view of the political spectrum. April 19 2019 – Kevin Yaworski – Concerned Citizen Many political right and left wing supporters resorting to extreme views and opinions to try and make their points. Less and less importance … Continue reading

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