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Democracy Divided: Countering Disinformation and Hate in the Digital Public Sphere

Democracy has been made vulnerable to attack by hate speech and disinformation. Never before has the digital news sphere been so fragmented, and social media tools on Facebook and elsewhere on the internet are part of this offensive. Policy must be implemented to reconcile freedom of speech and freedom of the press with these online news threats to democracy.

Date: Wednesday August 15, 2018

Community media can play a pivotal role in Canada’s disrupted news environment

...submission to our consultations. The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) and the Fédération des télévisions communautaires autonomes du Québec (la Fédération) believe community media have a...

Date: Monday April 3, 2017

Canada-China meeting: National Security and Human Rights

...viable and in the interest of Canadians. Geo-economics Looking at geo-economics, experts noted that there is concern about China using economic power to leverage interests. Media reports indicate that it...

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017

World’s top social media thinkers to discuss threats to democracy – and solutions – at PPF public event on Wednesday, April 4

On April 4, the Public Policy Forum and the University of British Columbia School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, in partnership with the National Arts Centre, are hosting a discussion with some of the world’s leading experts on social media, including Jonathan Albright, Ben Scott, Julia Angwin, David Carroll, Sue Gardner, and Taylor Owen.

Date: Tuesday April 3, 2018

The Shattered Mirror: FAQ

...The Public Policy Forum report looks at the state of a much weaker news media in a very different environment, severely disrupted by the digital age. For an overview...

Date: Tuesday June 6, 2017

Canada-China Relations: A Note on Public Attitudes

...publicly available, are the principal focus here. Impressions gathered by elected officials based on correspondence, lobbying and conversation. Expressions in media of multiple kinds. Personal and anecdotal accounts based on...

Date: Tuesday June 20, 2017

Securing Canada’s cyberspace

...percent of the population, or 21 million people, use social media. [2] More than just a social activity, Canadians are also engaging more in Internet commerce, with sixty percent of...

Date: Monday February 6, 2017

The Values Proposition: Building a Stronger Canada through Values-Based Sport

This report summarizes what we heard during five roundtables held through spring 2018 and which explored actions and policies aimed at ensuring values-based sport is an intentional and fundamental part of the Canadian sport system, from playground to podium.

Date: Wednesday August 8, 2018

Public Policy Forum report warns of tech giants’ negative effects on democracy

With the release of the PPF report "Democracy Divided", The Logic covers the threats that social media marketing tools and the highly consolidated digital media landscape creates for democracy in Canada and explains why this matters to Canadians.

Date: Wednesday August 15, 2018

Future of news in crisis, with Edward Greenspon

CBC's Ontario Today explores the future of news and the crisis of democracy caused by free digital media and social media marketing tools.

Date: Tuesday January 16, 2018

Ontario Digital Inclusion Summit – Summary Report

PPF hosted Ontario's first Digital Inclusion Summit back in February. Now, the summary report is available with key takeaways from the event that sparked a larger conversation on making the internet work for all.

Date: Tuesday May 29, 2018

Party Financing in Canada: Perpetually New Challenges

...electorate in a charged social media environment benefits and costs of more detailed disclosure of donor identities and faster online posting of donations by all actors Several noted the increased...

Date: Friday March 16, 2018


Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017

Bilingual Communications & Marketing Specialist

...engage and grow PPF’s diverse audiences on digital and traditional channels. Responsibilities Plan, create and manage content for PPF’s website, email marketing campaigns and social media channels including Twitter, LinkedIn,...

Date: Friday June 1, 2018

Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...shared through that platform and deliver on promises. Recognize that the immediacy of social media and digital tools can be at odds with the context of the greater policy development...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017

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