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Research Results: Use and Place of Digital Technology in Toronto’s 2022 Race for Mayor

Research Results: Use and Place of Digital Technology in Toronto’s 2022 Race for Mayor

We tracked & echoed online public conversations on Twitter, Facebook & TikTok about the 2022 Toronto race for mayor and issues surrounding the race from the top candidates, interest groups, established and emerging media outlets and concerned residents. We also looked at how candidates included digital technology, ie, “civic tech” in their platforms for Toronto.

Canadian Youth Activists On TikTok

Who are some of Canada's youth activists that are using TikTok to further their cause ? This is part of the We Stop Scrolling research project Tech for Good Canada embarked on in September 2021 with Ontario Tech University's innovative Steam-3D Maker Lab. Here are the causes we've been curating influencers on since September 2021 on WeStopScrolling on TikTok (and WeStopScrolling on Instagram,...

The WSJ “Facebook Files” Revelations Impose Government Action in Canada

In September 2021, the Wall Street Journal published a series of internal Facebook reports, now known as The Facebook Files, that show Facebook knew its negative impact on teenagers’ mental health, societal polarization, misinformation, and more.

The revelations from a woman employee put in even greater light the larger, systemic harms that Facebook — and other persuasive technology giants — are able to have on society. Canadian governement must now urgently tax, legislate and regulate Facebook (and its WhatsApp and Instagram properties) and Tech giants like TikTok, Google, and YouTube.

Earth-friendly Browser & Other Tips to Reduce your Digital Carbon Footprint

If you're looking to fight climate change and protect nature, thinking about reducing your digital carbon footprint should come to mind as much as recycling food, clothes and consuming less plastic and oil. Here are some earth-friendly tips to reduce your carbon footprint linked to surfing online and device use while protecting your privacy, one value Tech for Good Canada upholds just as dearly...

Main Authors

Caroline Isautier

From digital marketing to digital citizenship

Kate Tillezcek

Canada Research Chair on Youth

Hessie Jones

Venture Partner, Matr Ventures, privacy and marketing expert

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