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Some Luddites simply want to press ‘pause’ on the uninhibited march of technological progress. Stan Eales/iStock via Getty Images

What’s a Luddite? An expert on technology and society explains

Despite the association of ‘Luddite’ with a naïve rejection of technology, the term and its origins are far richer and more complex than you might think.
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in March 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Is Pierre Poilievre deliberately muddying the waters on the CBC’s Twitter label?

Pierre Poilievre is right that Canadians should be shielded from disinformation. But they should also be wary of politicians misleading them on the impartiality and independence of Crown corporations.
Starship, the most powerful rocket ever built, launched from a spaceport in Texas. AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SpaceX launches most powerful rocket in history in explosive debut – like many first liftoffs, Starship’s test was a successful failure

The launch of a new rocket is always an exciting event. SpaceX’s ‘go fast and fail’ approach means that even though the test ended with engineers blowing up the rocket, it was a valuable first flight.
Social media regulation – and the future of Section 230 – are top of mind for many in Congress. Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Beyond Section 230: A pair of social media experts describes how to bring transparency and accountability to the industry

A key piece of federal law, Section 230, has been credited with fostering the internet and allowing misinformation and hate speech to flourish. Here’s how it could be reformed.

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