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One Degree Monday, September 9, 2019

Misleading Trudeau ‘joke’ video demonstrates the political power of editing

A misleading video claiming to show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bragging about bribing Canadian media has been viewed more than 250,000 times online.

The video actually shows Trudeau telling a joke during the Parliamentary Press Gallery dinner and removes important context — such as the less-than-flattering headlines about him that Trudeau cited as his punchline.

CBC

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting calls for an end to tax subsidies for U.S. social media giants

Most people have no idea that companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Netflix don’t have to play by the same rules as Canadian broadcasters.

STRAIGHT

Federal government investment to stimulate the immersive tech ecosystem

British Columbia’s digital technology sector is booming with highly innovative companies employing Canada’s top talent pool in the areas of film, television, games, and visual effects. British Columbia is well on its way to becoming an international leader in the production of Extended Reality (XR) experiences and capturing a share of this rapidly expanding market.

CISION

Google will stop running ads for ‘unproven or experimental medical techniques’ after rise in bad actors

Google has announced that it won’t run ads anymore for dangerous “unproven or experimental medical techniques,” following what the company describes as a “rise in bad actors” marketing untested procedures like stem cell therapy, cellular therapy, and gene therapy, as originally reported by The Washington Post.

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