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Electoral Integrity and Disinformation | Pre-election Breakfast Series

7May201907:30
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Countries around the world are grappling with how to identify and prevent a host of new threats to the integrity of their elections and democratic systems.Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th floor,...

Fake news preys on emotions, expert warns

Published: 23Sep2019

August 10, 2019| Beware of things you see online that make you emotional, one media expert warns ahead of the fall election.  Taylor Owen, professor at McGill University and the co-creator of the...

Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge Launched ahead of 2019 Election

Published: 10Jul2019

Dr. Taylor Owen, holder of the Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications received, with Dr. Elizabeth Dubois (University of Ottawa), a Canada History Fund grant to run the Digital...

Canadians' media-consumption habits lead to misinformation, study finds

Published: 23Sep2019

August 7, 2019 | Canadians aren’t as divided into partisan echo chambers as social media would suggest, but a heavy news diet doesn't guarantee you'll be informed, a new study has found....

Canadians' media-consumption habits lead to misinformation | National Observer

Published: 8Aug2019

August 7, 2019 | A report published by the Digital Democracy Project suggests that overall misinformation levels in Canada are low. However, certain trends in media consumption put news consumers...

Canadian polarized, but social media use likely not the culprit: study

Published: 23Sep2019

September 12, 2019 | Social media might not be to blame for Canadians’ ideological polarization, a new report on digital democracy in Canada finds. “A lot of people don’t use social media very...

Taylor Owen cited in article about Facebook leak | CBC

Published: 18Mar2019

Documents leaked to UK journalists reveals a global lobbying operation carried out by Facebook targeting legislators around the world, including in countries like the U.K., United States, Canada,...

COVID-19 pandemic unites Canadians like no other event in recent history: study | CTV News

Published: 25May2020

May 25, 2020 | The study co-led by Professor Taylor Owen found that among Canadians, there is cross-partisan consensus on the threat the virus poses and measures that need to be taken to battle it....

Leading digital media scholar, Taylor Owen, appointed to McGill’s Max Bell School of Public Policy

Published: 6Nov2018

The Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University is excited to announce that leading scholar of media, technology and public policy, Taylor Owen, will be joining the Max Bell School in...

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