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Amazon is gaining in advertising when the public perception of Google and Facebook has soured.
Columnist asks whether concerns over taxes and French-language production prove to be Mélanie Joly’s undoing as heritage minister?
Facebook and the “two-feed solution”: Social media giant can be both a “platform” and a publisher by Rick Gell
Columnist says Mark Zuckerberg’s company can resolve its current dilemma, but only if it faces the truth about its hypocrisy.
Journalist says that publishers and broadcasters should cherish their integrity, and earn it with every story.
Columnist says artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality.
President Trump has been warned that his “inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence.”
Columnist says Facebook is where a reported 45 percent of Americans get their news.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to "always defend" an independent press when asked to comment Wednesday on U.S. President Donald Trump's recent attacks against the news organizations.
Letter from the Prime Minister's Office describing the mandate and expectations of the new Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.
The Federal NDP has committed to close the tax loopholes that favor Google, You Tube, Twitter and Facebook for advertising purchases.
In recent months, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft and others have aggressively lobbied officials in the Trump administration and elsewhere to start outlining a federal privacy law.
Interviewed by Alain Gravel, Pierre-Karl Péladeau deplored the fact that certain foreign companies such Netflix and Spotify, do not have to collect sales tax like their local counterparts. He says the Trudeau government is treating these businesses with a “fiscal laxness” that is harming local media and producers, out of sheer electioneering.
Columnist says President Trump’s attacks on the press seem to be fueling young people’s interest in the profession—a phenomenon also seen at other turbulent times in U.S. history.
COlumnist says staffers in the provincial legislature at Queen's Park in Toronto have adopted a new strategy for dodging questions—clapping loudly while reporters talk.
More than 1,000 U.S. news sites are still unavailable in Europe, two months after GDPR took effect by Jeff South
Websites had two years to get ready for the GDPR. But rather than comply, about a third of the 100 largest U.S. newspapers have instead chosen to block European visitors to their sites.
43% of Republicans say Trump should be able to shut down news outlets, new poll finds by Chris Riotta
More than 4 in 10 Republicans want to give Donald Trump the power to shut down the media according to a new poll – believing the president’s statement that journalists are "enemies of the people".
Columnist asks what if we stopped thinking of digital infrastructure as just another business? What if we saw the internet the way the CRTC now says we should: as an essential service, more like telephones or hospitals than restaurants or taxis?
In battle to regain public trust, Facebook encounters more problems than solutions by Tamsin McMahon
Columnist says problems such as fake news, hate speech and the manipulation of posts by hostile foreign governments are not easy to solve, even for a company with Facebook’s massive resources.
For Canadian journalists covering Doug Ford, being called ‘fake news’ was the last straw by Selena Ross
He hasn't taken to Twitter to rail against the media like his neighbor to the south, but the government of Doug Ford, one of Canada’s best-known politicians, has been picking a fight with the journalists who cover him.
Columnist says the Progressive Conservatives have, since the election campaign, required reporters covering their events to follow some fairly strict rules.
Netflix Is So Popular in Canada, Local Media Players Want a ‘Netflix Tax’ to Level the Playing Field
Since Netflix's launch in Canada in 2010, the first non-US market the company entered, it has become a viewership juggernaut, climbing to north of 50% of the English-speaking population in most forecasts. eMarketer expects there will be 13.3 million Netflix viewers in Canada this year, with viewers defined as individuals who watch Netflix via app or website at least once per month. That figure is up 9.6% year over year.
Pro-Ford news broadcasts mocked for resembling North Korean TV are produced with public resources, Premier’s Office confirms.
Friends of Canadian broadcasting is advocating for the Trudeau government to abolish the deductibility of internet advertising with American giants. Friends is asking the four Quebec provincial party leaders to put pressure on Ottawa as the federal government "is dragging its feet and postponing any significant action until after the next federal election".
Columnist says CBC Radio would add to the list of quality sources of local news and information available to Hamilton residents - a keystone of a healthy democracy.
The Coalition for Culture and Media is pleased by the adoption of a bill that will require online services, such as Netflix and Spotify, to collect QST as of January 1st, 2019.
AT&T-Time Warner merger approved, setting the stage for more consolidation across corporate America by Tony Romm and Brian Fung
The approved AT&T’s $85 billion purchase of Time Warner could hamstring U.S. regulators seeking to block big corporate mergers.
Americans think the news industry is “headed in the wrong direction,” but what does that even mean? By LAURA HAZARD OWEN
Americans are fractured over the role of journalists, confused by terms like “op-ed,” and wary of the “watchdog” part of journalism, a new report suggests.
The Canadian music industry wants the government to pay music copying fees for all smartphones sold in the country.
Micheal Geist says the CRTC is heading down a troubling path by treating the two mediums as one and the same for regulatory purposes.
Campaign Notebook: Ford says he will ensure media are ‘fair and balanced and aren’t always attacking’ by Marieke Walsh
In his last media availability before Thursday’s provincial election Doug Ford said if he becomes premier he will do interviews with journalists and ensure they are “fair and balanced and aren’t always attacking”.