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News of the Week; February 26, 2020

COMMUNICATIONS Complaint filed against Bell Canada and Rogers for anti-competitive conduct: Bell and Rogers sometimes inflated rates by more than 900 per cent, CRTC found Deja Vu All Over Again: Looking Back at Two Decades of Bell, Telus and Rogers Battles Over the Canadian Wireless Market (Michael Geist)  Who Runs Canadian Telecom Policy Anyway?: Why […]

News of the Week; February 19, 2020

COMMUNICATIONS Broadcast Panel Commissioned Report Found Canada Ranks First Among Peer Countries in Spending on TV Production, Domestic TV Production, and Employment Per Capita (Michael Geist) The BTLR and USMCA, Part Two: Why the Broadcast Panel Recommendations Could Cost Canadians Millions in Retaliatory Tariffs (Michael Geist) CBC Leads Call for New Government Regulations to Support […]

Millions of tweets peddled conspiracy theories about coronavirus in other countries, an unpublished U.S. report says This article discusses a really fascinating problem that is exacerbating the fear accompanying the coronavirus epidemic – misinformation disseminated over social media. As described in the article, approximately 2 million tweets promoted conspiracy theories about the coronavirus have been circulated since the outbreak. While some of the information being circulated online is accurate, MIT’s […]

Group Presentation: Cyberbullying, Social Media & the Law

Hi Everyone! Gaby, Kate, Leah and I will be presenting on cyberbullying on Tuesday. Our presentation is broken down into the following sections: 1) Cyberbullying in Canada This part of the presentation discusses how cyberbullying is a growing social problem. Canada has experienced two high profile cyberbullying cases – Rhetaeh Parsons and Amanda Todd. In […]