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Twitter lobbying on feds’ internet ad policy

Media | 11/18/2019 4:38 pm EST

Twitter Inc. has registered to lobby the federal government on its internet advertising policy, following the social media company’s ban on political ads on its platform globally. The registration, effective November 1, seeks to specifically address "the adoption of digital media and advertising by government." The new subject came two days after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the company would not allow political advertising on the platform by blocking accounts from paying to promote messages.  “A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet,”...

Green Party platform: no anonymous social media, 5G rollout on hold

telecom | 09/16/2019 5:14 pm EDT

The Green Party election platform includes promises to ensure only individuals whose identities have been verified can set up social media accounts and indicates a Green...

Twitter registers social media education on lobby files

Media | 04/15/2019 4:05 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. has added a timely subject matter to its lobby files: educating federal officials on social media use during elections. The social media company updated its files last week to include...

Steve Ladurantaye leaving CBC for Scottish broadcaster STV

Media | 10/15/2018 12:52 pm EDT

Steve Ladurantaye is leaving CBC/Radio-Canada after two and a half years at...

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...

How big a threat are OTT sports services?

Media | 10/10/2017 5:55 pm EDT

Sports remains one of the last bastions of defence for traditional TV against a wave of over-the-top...

Facebook use well ahead of other social networks: MTM

Media | 09/20/2017 4:18 pm EDT

Despite the abundance of social media platforms in existence, Facebook Inc.’s popularity among anglophone Canadians stands head and shoulders above other options, according to a new Media Technology Monitor (MTM) report. MTM, a project of CBC/Radio-Canada, reported...

Rory Capern leaves Twitter Canada

Media | 08/23/2017 2:24 pm EDT

The managing director of Twitter Inc.’s Canada division has stepped down, a Twitter Canada spokesman...

Transparency reporting in Canada: still opaque?

telecom | 07/31/2017 4:15 pm EDT

Without an Edward Snowden-like scandal, exposing inappropriate government access of citizens’ personal...