Tag Archives: Facebook

Freedom of Expression or Personal Attack? Nurse Appeals Fine for Facebook Post

Freedom of Expression or Personal Attack? Nurse Appeals Fine for Facebook Post

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press

Carolyn Strom
Carolyn Strom, left, arrives at the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan in Regina, Saskatchewan on Tuesday September 17, 2019. Strom was found guilty of professional misconduct by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association in 2016 and handed the financial penalty. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

REGINA — Saskatchewan’s highest court is to decide what’s next for a registered nurse who was fined $26,000 for criticizing her grandfather’s care on Facebook.

Carolyn Strom from Prince Albert, Sask., was found guilty of professional misconduct by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association in 2016.

Continue Reading

Advertisements
Twitter Joins Facebook in Creating Registry for Online Political Ads

Twitter Joins Facebook in Creating Registry for Online Political Ads

By The Canadian Press

Twitter Logo
The Twitter logo appears at the post where it trades, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, June 17, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Richard Drew)

OTTAWA — Twitter is creating a registry of all online political ads posted on its platform during this fall’s federal election campaign.

But the social media giant will ban political advertisements during the two-month run-up to the official campaign, known as the pre-writ period, that starts June 30.

Continue Reading

Tech Giants Called to Testify in Ottawa in International Probe of Fake News

Tech Giants Called to Testify in Ottawa in International Probe of Fake News

By The Canadian Press

Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Andrew Harnik)

OTTAWA — An international committee of legislators wants executives from some of the world’s largest digital and social-media firms to testify on disinformation and “fake news” when it meets in Ottawa this May.

The “grand committee” of elected politicians from nine countries, including the U.K. and Canada, has already been stymied in its efforts to hear from some of them at earlier meetings in London.

Continue Reading

Woman Arrested for Anti-Indigenous Comments Given Conditions by Mediation Circle

Woman Arrested for Anti-Indigenous Comments Given Conditions by Mediation Circle

By The Canadian Press

Chief Christian Sinclair
Onekanew (Chief) at Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Christian Sinclair, asks Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister a question during a press conference at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION, Canada — A Manitoba woman arrested over online comments that threatened violence against Indigenous people will serve 80 hours of community service on a First Nation as one of many conditions to resolve the case after participating in mediation circles.

The woman, who is non-Indigenous, was given seven conditions based on Cree laws, values and traditions that include writing an apology and an essay on Indigenous issues. She must also attend a cultural awareness camp on residential schools.

Continue Reading

Social Media Sites Like Facebook Take in Lion’s Share of Federal Ad Dollars

Social Media Sites Like Facebook Take in Lion’s Share of Federal Ad Dollars

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press

Facebook Logo
In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Richard Drew)

OTTAWA — Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter now take in the lion’s share of federal advertising dollars, thanks to an ongoing increase in the use of digital advertising by government departments and agencies, new figures show.

Of the $39.2 million spent on government advertisements last year, federal departments spent almost $18.2 million on digital ads — roughly 46 per cent of the total budget, which doesn’t include production costs.

Continue Reading

Much Ado a Bot Nothing: Jackman-Atkinson

Much Ado a Bot Nothing: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Facebook
Guest are welcomed by people in Facebook shirts as they arrive at a Facebook Canadian Summit in Toronto on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan)

You can’t believe everything you see on the internet, we’ve known that for a long time. However, maybe it’s time to question whether you can believe anything on the internet? Since 2012, Imperva Incapsula, an online security firm, has published an annual report on bot traffic. Between 2012 and 2016, bots were responsible for more traffic than humans, four out of five years.

Bots aren’t inherently bad. Any program that runs automated tasks over the internet is considered a bot. Like any tool, they can be used for good or bad purposes.

Continue Reading

Global Lawmakers Grill Facebook Exec; Zuckerberg’s a No-Show

Global Lawmakers Grill Facebook Exec; Zuckerberg’s a No-Show

By Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press

Mark Zuckerberg Mask
An activist wearing a Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg mask stands outside Portcullis House in Westminster as an international committee of parliamentarians met for a hearing on the impact of disinformation on democracy in London, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Lawmakers from nine countries grilled a Facebook executive who came in place of Zuckerberg on Tuesday as part of an international hearing at Britain’s parliament on disinformation and “fake news.” (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

LONDON – A cohort of international lawmakers is trying to turn up the pressure on Facebook, grilling one of its executives and making a show of founder Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to explain to them why his company failed to protect users’ data privacy.

The rare “international grand committee” of lawmakers from nine countries gathered in London to get answers about Facebook’s handling of personal data and made a point of leaving an empty seat with Zuckerberg’s name tag.

Continue Reading

Facebook Chooses Canada for Dating Feature Launch, But Privacy Concerns Abound

Facebook Chooses Canada for Dating Feature Launch, But Privacy Concerns Abound

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook’s developer conference in San Jose, Calif., on May 1, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TORONTO — Mark Zuckerberg is ready to play matchmaker for Canadians.

His company Facebook Inc. will aim to make its social media platform’s users more than just friends with a new dating feature that will mark its North American launch in Canada on Thursday.

Continue Reading

Victoria-Based AggregateIQ Data Services Denies Link to Facebook Data Scandal

Victoria-Based AggregateIQ Data Services Denies Link to Facebook Data Scandal

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Facebook
In this March 15, 2013, file photo, a Facebook employee walks past a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeff Chiu)

VANCOUVER – A small Victoria, B.C.-based tech firm has found itself mired in a privacy scandal unfolding in Europe as it faces accusations that it played a role in influencing Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd. is a digital advertising, web and software development company, according to its website.

Continue Reading

Most Canadian Facebook Users Plan Changes to How They Use It

Most Canadian Facebook Users Plan Changes to How They Use It

By The Canadian Press

Facebook
A Facebook logo is displayed on the screen of an iPad, in this Wednesday, May 16, 2012 file photo taken in New York. Some members of Canada’s media industry say they expect to be able to weather the potential setback created by the latest change to Facebook’s content sharing priorities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/James H. Collins, file)

TORONTO – Nearly three-quarters of Canadian Facebook users say they will make at least some change to how they use the social media platform in the wake of a data mining scandal.

A survey by Angus Reid Institute suggests 73 per cent of Canadian Facebook users say they will make changes, while 27 per cent say it will be “business as usual.”

Continue Reading

logo