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Ethics committee calls for new social media rules

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is unanimously calling for new rules for social media companies that require them to quickly remove fake accounts and illegal content or face fines, and to increase transparency over their algorithms and political advertising. The report is the result of a study by...

BRIEFS


Don’t give Corus tangible benefits exemption: CanCon groups

A proposal by Corus Entertainment Inc. to shut down 44 television rebroadcasting transmitters in small rural markets hasn’t found support among intervenors, though content-production industry groups were opposed to the requested exemption to the CRTC’s tangible benefits policy, not the shutdown. “The...

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