Weekly News Roundup (Feb. 15)

By: Brittany Green

 Top Stories this Week

 Google, Facebook tell government they take ‘fake news’ seriously (Freedom of Expression Canada) https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/02/15/google-facebook-tell-government-they-take-fake-news-seriously.html

Islamophobia motion a divisive issue; Some Conservative leadership candidates calling it an attack on freedom of expression (Freedom of Expression Canada) https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/02/14/conservatives-divided-on-anti-islamaphobia-motion.html

Troubled veteran sought help before suicide; In Facebook post, ex-soldier said he was fighting Ottawa for assistance with injuries (Privacy Act Canada) https://www.pressreader.com/canada/toronto-star/20170215/281621010090858

Critics decry Liberal consultation effort (Privacy Act Canada) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/critics-decry-liberal-consultation-effort-over-handling-of-government-records/article34014542/

 Top International News

Top human rights official urges Turkey to ‘change course’  (Freedom of Expression International) http://www.metronews.ca/news/world/2017/02/15/top-human-rights-official-urges-turkey-to-change-course.html

Brazil’s Temer accused of censorship after forcing papers to delete articles; Brazilian President Michel Temer obtained a court order forcing newspapers to delete reporting on the hacking of his wife’s cellphone (Censorship International) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/brazils-temer-accused-of-censorship-over-forced-deletion-of-hacking-articles/article34017079/

Facebook tuning up for music industry; Social network aiming to prevent copyright violations in user-generated videos (Copyright act International) https://www.pressreader.com/canada/toronto-star/20170214/282127816229502

Weekly News Roundup (Feb. 8)

By: Brittany Green

Top Stories this Week

Erosion of privacy has a dark side; ‘Trust us’ not good enough (Privacy Legislation Canada) https://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2017/02/07/erosion-of-privacy-has-bleak-dark-side.html

End this cult of secrecy; Ontario tribunals (Privacy Act Canada) https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2017/02/07/end-this-cultof-secrecy.html

Wireless code being violated, CRTC told; Consumer groups tell review that service provider rules need to be tighter, enforced (CRTC) https://www.thestar.com/business/2017/02/06/crtc-wireless-review-looks-to-strengthen-parental-data-control-cancellation-fee-rules.html

Top International News

Twitter rolls out further measures to tackle abuse; Social network adds filters and targets repeat offenders (Freedom of Expression International) https://www.thestar.com/business/2017/02/07/twitter-announces-new-measures-to-tackle-abuse.html

UN expert urges Thailand to stop banning insults to monarchy (Freedom of Expression International) http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56119#.WJtCCLYrLVo