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Twitter Debuts Custom #GoJetsGo Emoji, Shares Insights into Team’s Account

Twitter Debuts Custom #GoJetsGo Emoji, Shares Insights into Team’s Account

 

As they call it online, “Jets Twitter” is kind of a big deal.

It’s the first place to hear which players recently re-signed (hat tip to Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor), and also where mosts fans share their joy (and anger) surrounding all-things Jets year-round.

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Twitter Taps Canada as Test Market for New ‘Hide’ Tweet Feature

Twitter Taps Canada as Test Market for New ‘Hide’ Tweet Feature

By The Canadian Press

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This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows the Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke)

OTTAWA — Twitter says it is launching an experiment in Canada today that will allow users in this country to hide replies to tweets on the social-media platform.

The timing comes as social media platforms like Twitter have faced increasing government pressure to police their services better, particularly ahead of this fall’s federal election.

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Kiefer Sutherland Says Tweet to Doug Ford ‘Was Not About Policy’

Kiefer Sutherland Says Tweet to Doug Ford ‘Was Not About Policy’

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press

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Toronto-raised actor-musician Kiefer Sutherland says it wasn’t his intention to stir the political pot with a recent tweet directed at Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Sutherland poses for a photo during an interview in New York City on Aug. 13, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Julie Jacobson)

Toronto-raised actor-musician Kiefer Sutherland says it wasn’t his intention to stir the political pot with a recent tweet directed at Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

In early June the Golden Globe-winning “24” and “Designated Survivor” star put out a post on his verified Twitter account asking Ford to stop using his late grandfather Tommy Douglas’s name as part of his “political agenda.”

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Twitter Joins Facebook in Creating Registry for Online Political Ads

Twitter Joins Facebook in Creating Registry for Online Political Ads

By The Canadian Press

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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.

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Jets Soaring on Twitter as First Round of Playoffs Set to Begin

Jets Soaring on Twitter as First Round of Playoffs Set to Begin

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Winnipeg Jets centre Adam Lowry (17) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

The Winnipeg Jets have found success on the ice to make it to the post-season two years in a row, but are also climbing the ranks online.

Data released by Twitter Canada shows the team’s official @NHLJets account has grown more than 38% in the past two years.

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Judges on Twitter? Ethical Guidance for Those on the Bench Under Review

Judges on Twitter? Ethical Guidance for Those on the Bench Under Review

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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TORONTO — Whether Canadian judges should be active on Twitter, Facebook or other social media and what involvement they should have in community life are among issues under a review that aims to modernize ethical guidance for those on the bench.

As part of the first such update in 20 years, the body that regulates judicial conduct has launched consultations as a way to gauge public sentiment on acceptable conduct for federally appointed judges as it seeks to update and streamline its guide: “Ethical Principles for Judges.”

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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

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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.

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Canadians Seem More Positive on Twitter Than Americans, Study Suggests

Canadians Seem More Positive on Twitter Than Americans, Study Suggests

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press

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In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Soeren Stache, File)

TORONTO – Canadians tend to be more positive on Twitter than their American counterparts, according to a new study from an Ontario university that suggests the language we use may help explain the national stereotypes we hold to be true.

But the McMaster University study cautions people against believing that Canadians are actually nicer than their neighbours to the south, saying that stereotype is not backed up by any hard data.

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