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Public Policy Forum report warns of tech giants’ negative effects on democracy

With the release of the PPF report "Democracy Divided", The Logic covers the threats that social media marketing tools and the highly consolidated digital media landscape creates for democracy in Canada and explains why this matters to Canadians.

Date: Wednesday August 15, 2018

Future of news in crisis, with Edward Greenspon

CBC's Ontario Today explores the future of news and the crisis of democracy caused by free digital media and social media marketing tools.

Date: Tuesday January 16, 2018

Party Financing in Canada: Perpetually New Challenges a charged social media environment benefits and costs of more detailed disclosure of donor identities and faster online posting of donations by all actors Several noted the increased number...

Date: Friday March 16, 2018


Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017

Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...and responsive to information shared through that platform and deliver on promises. Recognize that the immediacy of social media and digital tools can be at odds with the context of...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017

The Shattered Mirror: News, Democracy and Trust in the Digital Age

...weaker news media in Canada, severely disrupted by the digital age.  It is the first major study of the state of the news media in since milestone reports by Senator...

Date: Thursday January 26, 2017

Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...promises. Recognize that the immediacy of social media and digital tools can be at odds with the context of the greater policy development machine that is slow- moving. As with...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017

Bilingual Communications & Marketing Specialist

...other publications on all platforms; Proactively seek media coverage for newsworthy initiatives, draft press releases, plan media launches and coordinate interviews; Collaborate with management and staff to create memorable experiences...

Date: Friday June 1, 2018

Democracy is cracking and platforms are no help. What can we do about it? Some policy suggestions

In this Nieman Journalism Lab article we get an overview of the policy recommendations in the PPF report "Democracy Divided" as part of PPF's ongoing Shattered Mirror Series. The report addresses questions of disinformation and hate speech and its spread through social media marketing tools.

Date: Wednesday August 15, 2018

We can save democracy from destructive digital threats

In this Op-ed, Ed Greenspon and Taylor Owens discuss some of the policy options which would help address the threats to democracy posed by hate speech and disinformation, and which has been empowered by a highly consolidated digital media landscape.

Date: Tuesday August 21, 2018

Who’s threatening democracy? Tyrants, technology – and us

Are we amusing ourselves to death while darker forces of disinformation undermine our democracy? By Edward Greenspon

Date: Tuesday May 1, 2018

PPF welcomes budget measures that support Canadian journalism a complex area of policy-making given the vital role an independent media plays in our democracy and the financial pressures on fulfilling that role. Much more needs to be...

Date: Tuesday February 27, 2018

Take the 2018 PPF Holiday Quiz!

What's your wonk score? From 12 months of PPF policy events and projects, we've come up with 12 questions to challenge you. Take our Holiday Quiz.

Date: Tuesday December 18, 2018

A House Undivided: Making Senate Independence Work

...the political media from 2012–16 and; third, the Senate reference case brought by a Harper government intent on unilaterally reforming the constitutionally protected aspects of the Senate. The Supreme Court...

Date: Thursday September 22, 2016

A Mouse Sleeping Next to a Dragon: New Twitches and Grunts

...parties.[23] It has even retaliated against economically powerful Japan over its stance on the Senkaku/Diaoyu island group. After days of non-stop anti-Japan coverage in the media, two thirds of Chinese...

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017

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