Constitutional protection for free expression does not extend to the workplace. To the contrary, most employees face many restrictions on their free expression, which only seem to be expanding in the era of social media.
When the The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was published, the use of this term “genocide” triggered academic controversy, media frenzy, and strong reactions across Indian country and settler society.
The coronavirus poses a threat to our individual and collective future. As governments attempt to deal with the pandemic, they face apparent trade-offs between collective wellbeing and individual human rights and civil liberties.
The wonderful potential of social media has a dangerous and damaging dark side directed disproportionately to women and marginalized people. Solutions seem elusive given social media’s anonymity, the permanence of its record, and the capacity of cyberabuse to go viral.
Canadians and Canadian universities are struggling with the rise of hate and hateful speech. Demands for censorship are growing. But do tougher laws and university regulations against “hate speech” work?
Edward Snowden’s documents are a gold mine of information about how we are being watched. Light will look at privacy, the role of telecommunications providers, key surveillance programs and introduce the Snowden Archive-in-a-Box