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Facebook to pay $9 million to Competition Bureau after investigation

telecom | 05/19/2020 4:19 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. must pay a $9 million penalty to the Competition Bureau after making "false or misleading claims" about the privacy of personal information on the main Facebook platform and its Messenger app, according to a Tuesday release from the Competition Bureau.  The social media giant will also pay $500,000 to the bureau for the cost of the investigation, which took place between 2012 and 2018.  The investigation found that despite telling users they could control who had access to...

International legislators flag regulatory options for data giants

Media | 05/29/2019 6:01 pm EDT

OTTAWA - Legislators on Tuesday gave some sense of what regulatory options may be coming down the road for big data and social media giants as lawmakers from Canada and some...

Facebook sets higher standards in guidelines than laws: Chan

Media | 05/10/2019 6:09 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Facebook Inc.’s head of public policy in Canada said Friday the platform’s community guidelines, “in many respects,” go above what is currently prescribed in Canadian law, as the...

Google won’t run political ads in 2019 election

Media | 03/05/2019 4:01 pm EST

Alphabet Inc.’s search giant Google plans to ban political advertising from its platforms during the next federal election campaign in Canada, following the introduction of tougher political advertising transparency rules by...

Facebook ‘not aware’ of Canadian applicants for data research program

Media | 03/01/2019 1:41 pm EST

Despite heightened interest in the impact of social media on Canadian elections, Facebook Inc. said it has not heard of any Canadian institutions that have applied to view the social media giant’s...

Gov’t trending toward requiring online platforms to remove content: Gould

Media | 02/27/2019 10:32 am EST

OTTAWA -- Democratic institutions minister Karina Gould said the government...

‘Long slog’ to get ad registry ready for election, Facebook says

Media | 02/25/2019 5:59 pm EST

OTTAWA — Facebook Inc.’s head of public policy in Canada said the federal government hasn’t fully owned how “significant” an undertaking it is to require social...

Zuckerberg declines joint Canada-UK committee appearance

Media | 11/07/2018 1:50 pm EST

Facebook Inc.’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined a joint-request by...

Twitter lobbying on online ads in wake of proposed elections bill

Media | 07/09/2018 1:17 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. wants to make sure the government understands how online...

Facebook to fact-check Canadian news posts

Media | 06/27/2018 3:46 pm EDT

Facebook Inc.’s social media service will list lower on the newsfeed news items — and notify...

Balsillie-led Centre for Digital Rights registers to lobby

Media | 05/25/2018 12:33 pm EDT

A new organization called the Centre for Digital Rights (CDR) that is...

Facebook to register to lobby

Media | 04/23/2018 5:08 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. will add itself to the federal lobbyist registry, the company said after its head of public...

MPs unsatisfied with Facebook testimony, mull further regulations

Media | 04/19/2018 4:51 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Testimony from Facebook Inc. representatives at the House ethics...

MPs critical about Facebook contact ahead of committee appearance

Media | 04/18/2018 1:39 pm EDT

Facebook Inc.’s attempt to reach out to members of the Parliamentary...

Facebook outlines plans to tackle ‘election integrity’ in Canada

Media | 10/20/2017 5:08 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. is teaming up with Ottawa-based digital literacy group,...

Facebook, Google not ‘arbiters of truth,’ committee hears

Media | 02/15/2017 12:24 am EST

OTTAWA — Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google Canada told members of Parliament Tuesday they don’t see themselves as “arbiters of truth” in the ongoing challenge to address the problem of false news stories being shared via their respective platforms, but that they are increasing the measures they take to stem the flow. “Facebook strongly believes in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves, so we are approaching this problem carefully, launching tests and learning from our experiences,”...

Facebook working on increasing monetization for news media: exec

Media | 11/23/2016 10:05 pm EST

MONTREAL — Facebook Inc. is increasing opportunities for the news media to monetize content, the company’s Canadian head of public policy said Wednesday, citing initiatives...

CBC, Facebook digital ad sales hurting newspapers, committee hears

telecom | 11/18/2016 10:15 pm EST

OTTAWA — The Canadian government should review its mandate for CBC/Radio-Canada in light of the national broadcaster and foreign digital competitors taking away ad dollars...

Kevin Chan representing Facebook in Ottawa

Media | 08/11/2014 9:22 pm EDT

Kevin Chan has been appointed Facebook Inc.'s head of public policy in Canada. Company spokeswoman Meg Sinclair said in an email to The Hill Times that Chan will be based in Ottawa and have an "ongoing dialogue with...