We need a new national narrative, for reasons of diplomacy, trade and social cohesion and to grapple with many global challenges. The humanities and social sciences will be vital in shaping it.
The US$2 billion that the Amazon founder and his wife are donating to help the homeless and educate young kids may appear selfless. But this money may also soften calls to raise taxes on the rich.
The strengths of social media are also its weaknesses. Facebook must acknowledge that it has transformed from a startup company into a powerful social force.
When organizations dedicated to doing good make money their top priority, they get into trouble.
As Facebook grows and grows, it either drowns out or buys up the competition.
Many are wondering what Facebook, Twitter and even the government can do to stop the spread of fake news. Behavioral science has an answer: the Pro-Truth Pledge.
We’re at a critical moment as users of Facebook. It's our responsibility to educate ourselves about how our data is bought and sold.
Canadians — and consumers around the world — have the power to hold industries accountable for misuse or unauthorized use of our data. It's time to use it.
Knowledge of our selves, quantified in big data and transformed into affective algorithms, is exploited by corporations and political parties to give us our 15 minutes of fame.
After facing the US Congress the Facebook chief will have learned the easy part is over. From now on things will be tougher.
Not on Facebook? Well the social media giant could still have created a shadow profile for you, without your knowledge or permission.
Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
If you want us to delete social media, you need to fill the political news vacuum it creates.
Concerns that regulation could cement Facebook's market position don't account for the unique features of social media business models.
Experts reviewed more than five hours of testimony Facebook’s notoriously reserved CEO gave to Congress, searching for nonverbal clues to understand what he’s really thinking.
Voters can no longer check all the posts sent out by political parties in the past. That makes it harder to hold them to account.
Facebook must confront deep challenges if it's to become a force in the global fight against false narratives.
Why are the masses not disconnecting from Facebook despite the litany of revelations that the company's brass has long viewed them as dumb sheep?
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook users seek answers on how their data is scraped and targeted.
Facebook has become a key part of the world's infrastructure, not just another tech company. It's time to start treating it that way.