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Poisoning Democracy: How Canada Can Address Harmful Speech Online

The rise of harmful speech online is a threat to Canada’s democracy. This report outlines how governments and digital platform companies can better address hate and harassment, including the creation of a Moderation Standards Council.

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018


What the Saskatchewan Roughriders Can Teach Canadian Journalism

Many different approaches to support journalism, locally and beyond, have emerged in recent years in the wake of the sharp decline of traditional industry players. Public policy will play a crucial role in shaping the rules for ownership innovation and protected space for Canadian journalism.

Date: Tuesday September 25, 2018


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

Democracy has been made vulnerable to attack by hate speech and disinformation on digital and social platforms. 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

...click here. Related links and research: http://www.commediaconverge.ca/sites/default/files/documents/Community%20Media%20Policy%20Survey%20Report%20Oct%2029.pdf http://www.commediaconverge.ca/sites/default/files/documents/Proposals%20ComMedia%20-%20Bilingues.pdf http://cactus.independentmedia.ca/files/cactus/Public-Community%20Partnerships.doc To read the submissions of la Fédération (not specific to the PPF report, but capturing recent data regarding community TV and...

Date: Monday April 3, 2017


Canada-China meeting: National Security and Human Rights

...may be more a trade practice matter than IP theft. This illustrates how facts may be very different to what some observers may perceive and report to the media. Media...

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 of...

Date: Tuesday June 6, 2017


Mind the Gaps: Quantifying the Decline of News Coverage in Canada

In our study of 20 small and mid-sized Canadian communities, the number and depth of newspaper articles about civic affairs declined sharply between 2008 and 2017, leaving citizens less informed about their democratic institutions.

Date: Tuesday September 25, 2018


Canada-China Relations: A Note on Public Attitudes

...society. Sources of Negativity: The Media Dimension Beyond personal experiences and ideological proclivities, views of China appear to be heavily influenced by media of multiple sorts. In most countries, Canada...

Date: Tuesday June 20, 2017


Securing Canada’s cyberspace

...January 2016, “Digital in 2016: We Are Social’s Compendium of Global Digital, Social, and Mobile Data, Trends, and Statistics”, Smart Insights, Accessed online at http://www.smartinsights.com/social-media-marketing/social-media-strategy/new-global-social-media-research/ [3] Ibid. [4] 2013, “Embracing...

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


Digital Democracy Project to examine online disinformation

The Digital Democracy Project is a multi-year project to analyze and respond to the increasing amounts of disinformation and hate in the digital public sphere. It will monitor digital and social media in real time, coordinate with international research and policy development projects, and develop public policy responses to counter these threats to democratic institutions and social cohesion.

Date: Tuesday November 27, 2018


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