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Twitter and Its State-Affiliated Media Label

Happy end of exams everyone! My paper examined the possibility of introducing regulation to protect free speech on Twitter. One issue I came across in my research which I thought was quite interesting was Twitter’s policy of labelling certain accounts as “state-affiliated media.” I wanted to share a brief opinion piece on the subject: […]

Issues in content moderation: algorithmic recommendation systems.

Hi all! Please check out my presentation if you are interested in content moderation issues. I hope you will enjoy it. I provided the links to interesting articles/my resources in the slides, some are in the comments section. To listen to the presentation, I believe you need to download it. Presentation: In addition, here […]

Presentation: DRM Technology and User Rights

Hello everyone. Here is my (Julian) presentation on the use of Digital Rights Management technology. The presentation can be found here: Here is a transcript of the presentation: Let me know if you have any thoughts on how laws on DRM should be used to balance the interests of content creators and consumers. […]

Big 3 in Canadian Communications Law

Hi all, Attached is Kirsten, Kyle, Whitney and Julia’s project on the Big 3 in Canadian telecommunications. The sources used in our project are below.

Final Paper – Review of the CRTC Russia Today Ban under the post-Vavilov Admin Law Framework

Hi Everyone, Please find attached my paper on whether the CRTC RT decision would survive an appeal. RT can appeal the CRTC under s.31(1) of the Broadcasting Act, or bring a Charter challenge regarding freedom of expression. Using the post-Vavilov framework, I believe the CRTC decision would likely survive all of these challenges. Let me […]

Amazon Suspends Twitch Accounts Spreading Misinformation

Amazon banned some Twitch streams that were promoting Russian propaganda. They are removing streams providing information Russian Misinformation. Amazon claims that the number of harmful streams is low and they have been removed. The story was brought forward by the Tech Transparency Project. Both articles can be found below. – Seb

Online News Act – Digital Giants to Pay their Fair Share

Hi everyone, I saw this in the news this week and thought it’d be interesting to share. The federal government has introduced legislation that would require platforms like Facebook and Google to compensate news organizations for the profits they make off of having their news content on their platform. Bill C-18 will require the CRTC […]

YouTube warns federal bill could hit digital creators’ earnings from abroad

I found a recent article about how Bill C-11 may negatively impact Youtube creators income. This is because “the proposed legislation that would force YouTube and other streaming platforms to actively promote Canadian content risks downgrading the popularity of that same content abroad.” In the article, Geist says proposed law, known as Bill C-11, would […]

Ending online anonymity won’t make social media less toxic

Hello All, I found another interesting read regarding anonymity on online platforms and whether regulations should be put in place to stop anonymous internet users. This article discusses the pros and cons of allowing anonymous users and why ultimately, regulating anonymous users would not be beneficial. You can find the article here: – Madison […]