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One Degree Wednesday August 25 2021

Party leaders using social media to connect with young voters during election campaign

With each federal election, more and more native social media users are turning 18 and becoming eligible to vote. And increasingly, Canadian politicians are harnessing the power of different social media platforms to spread their message.


Global Affairs Canada is purging websites, social media amid Taliban takeover

Global Affairs Canada is purging content from its websites and social media platforms in what officials say is a bid to protect Afghans at risk of reprisal from the Taliban.


OnlyFans says never mind, it actually won’t ban porn on October 1st

In an abrupt tweet, video and image sharing site OnlyFans announced a reversal of the shocker announcement that it would ban sexually explicit content. According to the company, “We have secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community and have suspended the planned October 1 policy change. OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators.”


Social Media Algorithms Are Controlling How I Grieve

THE EMAIL FROM my dead mom casually arrives in my inbox one mid-pandemic afternoon, barely announcing itself. “Beverly Blum just commented on a link you shared,” the subject line reads.



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