Issues/Your Take


Further to Professor Festinger’s unwillingness to accept facebooks repeated privacy violations and hackneyed apologies, I wanted to look at organizational responses to public outcry. The article I found is out of the Harvard Business Review is a step-by-step guide: A quote I found especially interesting: “For many years, medical professionals were advised not to […]

Flipboard: The greatest App on my iPhone

I was filling out Christine’s survey re: Misinformation and thought I should share this with you all before I forget. During the Trump debacle, I was frustrated with how to go about sourcing news articles. I found it easy enough to google CNN/ABC/etc but I still wanted to see what other, less familiar, articles were […]

Facebook restores access to news pages in Australia after a week-long blackout

Hi class, Building on the most recent News of the Week over Facebook’s decision to blackout access to both Australian news on the international scale and news pages on Facebook in Australia, an agreement has been reached between Facebook and the Australian Government. To summarize, Australia has been at the forefront of the news recently […]

World’s first two Bitcoin ETFs launch in Canada

Hi everyone! This past week, the world’s first and second Bitcoin exchange traded funds – the Purpose Bitcoin and Evolve Bitcoin ETFs respectively – launched in Canada on the Toronto Stock Exchange. You can read Global BC’s article about the Purpose Bitcoin ETF here: …and Yahoo Finance’s article on the Evolve ETF here: […]

AI used to make psychedelic mushrooms and edibles

I found a post I wanted to share – there is a company using AI technology to create psychedelics mushrooms and edibles – thought it was quite an interesting concept!

Netflix’s expansion into the Canadian Market

This past week, Netflix announced that it would be opening its first office in Canada – one of its 21 offices around the world. This move is made with a hope to work more closely with Canadian content creators and bring more Canadian content to Netflix. As Ted Sarandos’ post articulates, Netflix has a desire […]

Communicated Consent – Canadian Cookies under the Digital Charter Implementation Act

As a response to EU GDPR regulations, website cookie settings have become more robust in terms of how we, as individuals, communicate our consent for our data being gathered. With Canada implementing its own consumer privacy legislation in the coming years, I thought I’d highlight the area that at a first glance might be where […]

A Choice of Algorithms on Social Media Platforms

The spread of misinformation through social media has been a prevailing topic, particularly today as its effects are more blatantly realized. Like many others, I was appalled by the seizure of Capitol Hill, but not surprised that the violence transpired. The association of conspiracies over COVID is another example of the rendering of “fake news” […]

Great Article Hits Close to Home

A recent article by arstechnica, states 70% of top “civic” Facebook groups are toxic or violent according to a report. The report discusses the issues of hate speech, violent rhetoric, misinformation and toxic behaviour in relation to the US Capitol. However, this is a global issue. I live in the Fraser Valley, and we are […]

Amazon’s New CEO

This past week, Jeff Bezos announced that he will be stepping down from his position as CEO of Amazon and that Andy Jassy will be replacing him. According to the articles, this shift in power has been in the works for quite some time and isn’t a surprise to insiders of the company. Forbes states […]