French laws barring children from social media passed with unanimous support in the National Assembly, while here in Canada, not a single party is even proposing to protect children from Big Tech’s predations.
‘It’s the Wild West right now’: Journalist Matt Taibbi talks Elon Musk, the Twitter Files, and the state of media
This special presentation of Hub Dialogues features The Hub’s executive director Rudyard Griffiths in conversation with independent U.S. journalist Matt Taibbi about the Twitter Files, the state and future of Twitter, mainstream media, and the future of democracy in the upcoming 2024 U.S. presidential elections.
Why, given that the ChiComs are betting that teenage want is stronger than parental will, doesn’t Trudeau give all Canadian parents a similar excuse to do the right thing by banning the app outright, or at least making it inaccessible to children?
Silicon Valley’s biggest stars are starting to dim. Rather than coast into the future, they seem hellbent on making our lives much more annoying for the sake of insisting they’re still innovative.
The fact is there are a lot of ignorant people out there. But is anti-Semitism—never mind anti-anything else—such a dire problem in Canada today? Relatively speaking, we are an tolerant country open to diversity, and we should celebrate that fact.
There seems to be a temptation inherent in contrarianism that, if indulged, can produce a mental inversion that leaves you at odds not just with your society but with reality itself. Anyone whose job involves attracting attention can fall prey to this weakness.
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?