The growing dominance of Facebook and Twitter over daily newspapers is putting democracy in a vice.
Social media giants Twitter and Facebook testified before the U.S. Congress last week about Russian-linked accounts that had been used to spread controversy and misinformation during the 2016 U.S. election. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay.
TORONTO—With few exceptions, newspapers aren’t very politically relevant any more.
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Climate change played a prominent role in the Speech from the Throne last week, as Governor General Julie Payette says the government's promise to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 is 'ambitious, but necessary.'
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The leaders of the Senate agreed to give the upstart Canadian Senators Group cash to operate in the coming months, but were divided over floating the Progressive Senate Group after it lost official status.
'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'