Two decades into the social media revolution, the idealized promises of the technology have been soured by the realities of addiction, misuse, and misinformation. Transparency controls and strict regulation of foreign actors will be key to mitigating the platforms’ worst effects.
Jobs, Jordan Peterson, and Ottawa’s consultant craze: The Hub Roundtable breaks down the controversies
This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses the hot job numbers that arrived on Friday and their implications for the Canadian economy, the federal government’s recent frenzy of expenditures, and Jordan Peterson’s trouble with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
Me and my shadow ban: The Hub Roundtable on the ‘Twitter files’ story. Plus, will ChatGPT upend our world?
This week’s Hub Dialogue Roundtable discusses the major “Twitter files” story that broke this week, as well as the the groundbreaking artificial intelligence involved in the ChatGPT conversational tool and what it means for the future.
Pierre Poilievre has de-emphasized traditional media engagement and is connecting with supporters and the broader public through less mainstream channels. Is this a winning strategy for reaching the public?
Why we need to develop ‘mental immunity’: Dr. Seema Yasmin on searching for the truth in today’s information ecosystem
This episode of Hub Dialogues features host Sean Speer in conversation with Dr. Seema Yasmin, an award-winning author, journalist, physician, and professor at Stanford University, about her new book, What the Fact?: Finding the Truth in all the Noise.
‘A series of bad options’: The Hub Roundtable on Ontario’s labour dispute and Elon’s Twitter takeover
This week’s Hub Dialogue Roundtable discusses the labour dispute in Ontario and the notwithstanding clause, as well as Elon Musk’s plan for Twitter and the value of the platform’s blue check.
Leading psychologist and addiction expert Dr. Nicholas Kardaras joins Hub Dialogues to discuss his thought-provoking new book on how social media is driving our mental health crisis.
Are we better off without Facebook and Twitter?: Tech journalist Charles Arthur on the polarizing effects of social media
This episode of Hub Dialogues features host Sean Speer in conversation with British technology journalist, Charles Arthur, about how social media polarizes society.
As cellphones, screens, and endless online and cyber engagement immerse students in distractions, teachers are now facing an uphill battle to reclaim the attention of the pandemic generation.
Countering the government's incoherent media and online legislation—Advice for the next Leader of the Opposition
When it comes to the news industry, affairs are urgent and the CBC is a priority that has to be dealt with. Its dual commercial/public broadcaster role is distorting the market and has to end.