Heritage Minister Melanie Joly recently announced a new policy for Canada’s cultural and creative industries competing in a digital world, but it offers little help for organizations that produce serious journalism.
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The Canadian news industry is in a crisis. Rather than providing a way forward, the Liberal government suggests that Facebook, Twitter, and Google will "jumpstart digital news innovation."
There’s a global war going on, and a global arms race to go with it. It’s not a race for physical weapons, it’s a race to develop cyber weapons of psychological, emotional, financial and infrastructure attack.
Hostile foreign powers and even tech companies are not attacking us with bullets and bombs; they're doing it with bits and bytes. It's Cyber Security Awareness Month, so what to do about the third world war being waged in cyberspace?
Twitter is experimenting with 280 characters.
Twitters experiment with 280 characters bears a remarkable resemble to the time Coca Cola changed its formula. That didn't end well.
A crowd gathers before a speech by Ben Shapiro at University of California Berkeley.
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From the football field to the library, this roundup of archival stories explores how the First Amendment applies to various aspects of our lives.
Twitter is trialing 280-character tweet limits - but will it help its flawed business model?
‘Smile for the birdy.’
Parents can cause privacy problems by oversharing their child's pictures online.
The ABC had an unexpected viral hit last month.
ABC News has quietly moved into third place in the domestic online news market and had a piece that went unexpectedly viral in Korea.
A recent research project about the 2015 Canadian election showed social media is no substitute for local news coverage.
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Local news is as important to communities as clean air, but the failing business model of traditional journalism has left the local news industry in rapid decline.
Trust me, I’m not the one to ask.
In a language as idiosyncratic as English, linguistic pedantry is futile and misguided.
Barack Obama on a 2013 visit to South Africa.
Barack Obama may have chosen Mandela's words for his tweet precisely because they offered some distance from the political space in the US.
IS supporters are turning away from Twitter.
New research has tracked how quickly Twitter accounts linked to extremism are being suspended.
Social media posts, such as this image uploaded to Flickr, can be repurposed for reef health monitoring.
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Mining social media posts from tourism hotspots such as coral reefs could turn tourists into environmental citizen scientists without them even realising it.
Our internet is becoming increasingly fragmented thanks to local laws.
Locals laws and norms are breaking up the internet as we know it.
On 10 July 2017 ABC News recorded a significant increase in the number of tweets sharing its articles.
ABC News' investment in long-form journalism is generating strong take-up on Twitter.
Twitter logo mod from graffiti seen on a wall during protests in Turkey in July 2013.
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In Turkey, Twitter has become a dangerous platform, with some seven people detained daily for posting anti-government messages.
How incriminating is your Instagram feed?
Should reality stars be warned that everything they say can and will be used against them in a court of law? Turns out, it's complicated.
Faced with the prospect of constant online attack, why would anyone want to get into politics?
We need to call out trolling for what it is: harassment and abuse.
The media is doing the public a disservice by using the word "trolling" to describe more serious behaviours that should be defined as online harassment and abuse.
Jeff Bezos (right), now the world’s second-richest person, is charting a different course for his philanthropy than Bill Gates (left), the richest, and Warren Buffett (center), who has fallen to third place.
Amazon's founder turned to Twitter to crowdsource ideas for his charitable giving. This populist approach and his preference for short-term results set Jeff Bezos apart from other mega-donors.
Research has shown kids can be duped by native advertising.
We must have open conversations with kids so they're able to identify reliable news online.