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FILE - A view of the mobile phone app logos for, from left, Facebook and Instagram in New York, Oct. 5, 2021. Meta plans to give European Facebook and Instagram users the option of paying for ad-free versions of the social media services as a way to comply with the continent’s data privacy rules, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

Facebook and Instagram users in Europe could get ad-free subscription option, WSJ reports

Meta plans to give Facebook and Instagram users in Europe the option…

 

Kaitlyn Hundt-Lippett, pictured with her mixer Stanley. Hundt-Lippet is hoping someone driving to Nelson from Toronto will be able to bring her industrial kitchen mixer along in exchange for free baked goods. (Kaitlyn Alexandria Hundt-Lippett/Facebook)

Get Stanley to Nelson: Woman seeks help to get beloved mixer cross-country

Support reaching as far as UK after woman’s social media post goes viral

 

Some news outlets say they’ve been unable to post on Meta’s social media sites some or all of the time since the digital giant began rolling out its restrictions on Canadian news. The Facebook logo is seen on a cellphone in Boston, Oct. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Dwyer

UK’s new online safety law adds to crackdown on Big Tech companies

British lawmakers have approved an ambitious but controversial new internet safety law…

 

A new StatCan report links cyberbullying to mental health issues in adolescents. THE NEWS/files

Cyberbullying hurting 1 in 4 Canadian youths: StatCan

Study says youth who have been victimized online have a greater risk of mental health issues

A new StatCan report links cyberbullying to mental health issues in adolescents. THE NEWS/files
As thousands of demonstrators clogged the streets around Parliament Hill in early 2022, many of them did so with a phone in their hand. A protester records a police line with their phone as police move in to clear downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill of protesters after weeks of demonstrations on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trial by social media: Court struggles under weight of ‘Freedom Convoy’ evidence

The 2nd week of the trial has been slow-rolled by issues related to social media evidence

As thousands of demonstrators clogged the streets around Parliament Hill in early 2022, many of them did so with a phone in their hand. A protester records a police line with their phone as police move in to clear downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill of protesters after weeks of demonstrations on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
An RCMP patch is seen on the shoulder of an assistant commissioner, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, April 28, 2023. North Vancouver RCMP is warning both teens and adults to be aware of ongoing online sexual extortions, while also excouraging parents to talk with their children about the dangers of these scams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Sexual extortion scams can happen in 20 minutes, B.C. RCMP warn

North Vancouver RCMP planning presentations to educate students on the dangers of it on social media

An RCMP patch is seen on the shoulder of an assistant commissioner, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, April 28, 2023. North Vancouver RCMP is warning both teens and adults to be aware of ongoing online sexual extortions, while also excouraging parents to talk with their children about the dangers of these scams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Outspoken political commentator Ezra Levant arrives at the Law Society of Alberta in Calgary on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault must unblock Rebel News founder Levant on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, under the terms of a court order. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Court orders minister to unblock Rebel News founder on former Twitter

Ezra Levant argued Steven Guilbeault was violating his constitutional rights by blocking him

Outspoken political commentator Ezra Levant arrives at the Law Society of Alberta in Calgary on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault must unblock Rebel News founder Levant on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, under the terms of a court order. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The META logo is seen at the Vivatech show in Paris in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thibault Camus

$234 million price tag hung on Facebook, Google under Online News Act

Draft outlines how Canada proposes to level playing field between Big Tech and news media sector

The META logo is seen at the Vivatech show in Paris in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thibault Camus
Middle school teacher Zahra Hassan is seen in a portrait in Mississauga, Ont., Monday, Aug. 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

TikTok teachers balance privacy and misconceptions on social media

Social media platform offers chance to share issues and ideas important to the profession

Middle school teacher Zahra Hassan is seen in a portrait in Mississauga, Ont., Monday, Aug. 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Federal privacy commissioner Philippe Dufresne speaks at a press conference in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. The federal privacy watchdog and some of his global counterparts are urging the largest social media companies to prevent bulk extraction of personal details from their websites. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Canada wants big tech to step up on data scraping protection

Prevent illegal mass data extraction, privacy authorities tell social media firms

Federal privacy commissioner Philippe Dufresne speaks at a press conference in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. The federal privacy watchdog and some of his global counterparts are urging the largest social media companies to prevent bulk extraction of personal details from their websites. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
It’s the final bell for cellphones in Quebec classrooms as the province’s Education Department plans to ban their use in most teaching settings. A person uses a cellphone in Ottawa in this Monday, July 18, 2022 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Quebec to ban cellphones in elementary and high school classrooms

Survey found 92 per cent of teachers were in favour of such a measure.

It’s the final bell for cellphones in Quebec classrooms as the province’s Education Department plans to ban their use in most teaching settings. A person uses a cellphone in Ottawa in this Monday, July 18, 2022 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The provincial government has launched a verified Weibo account, a Chinese-language social media platform. B.C. hopes that a Weibo channel, in addition to all their other social media platforms, will help connect with more people, including the 11 per cent of British Columbians whose first written language is Chinese. (Lauren Collins)

B.C. launches account on Chinese-language social media platform Weibo

Chinese is the first written language for about 11% of British Columbians

The provincial government has launched a verified Weibo account, a Chinese-language social media platform. B.C. hopes that a Weibo channel, in addition to all their other social media platforms, will help connect with more people, including the 11 per cent of British Columbians whose first written language is Chinese. (Lauren Collins)
Satirical websites are getting caught up in Meta’s quest to remove all news from its Facebook and Instagram platforms in Canada, testing those publications’ survival. The META logo is seen at the Vivatech show in Paris in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thibault Camus

Satirical websites get caught up in Meta’s quest to block news in Canada

Beaverton and other Canadian comedy sites getting caught in Facebook battle over online news bill

Satirical websites are getting caught up in Meta’s quest to remove all news from its Facebook and Instagram platforms in Canada, testing those publications’ survival. The META logo is seen at the Vivatech show in Paris in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thibault Camus
A Vancouver teen, Lil Tay, who rose to fame rapping and flaunting cars and money on social media is blaming reports she had died on a hack of her Instagram account. (Instagram/Lil Tay)

Lil Tay not dead, says her social media accounts were hacked

Young social media celebrity says her ‘Instagram account was compromised by a 3rd party’

A Vancouver teen, Lil Tay, who rose to fame rapping and flaunting cars and money on social media is blaming reports she had died on a hack of her Instagram account. (Instagram/Lil Tay)
<div>RCMP Saskatchewan say Meta’s decision to remove news off of Facebook and Instagram will impact how they relay information. The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck</div>

Police using social media accounts as Meta begins blocking Canadian news

Police services across Canada are grappling with how they will relay emergency…

<div>RCMP Saskatchewan say Meta’s decision to remove news off of Facebook and Instagram will impact how they relay information. The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck</div>
Within a few weeks, Canadians will no longer see news stories on their Instagram and Facebook feeds. Meta says they will be removing news from its Instagram and Facebook platforms for all of its Canadian users within the course of the next few weeks.The Facebook logo is seen on a mobile phone, Oct. 14, 2022, in Boston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Dwyer

All news in Canada will be removed from Facebook, Instagram within weeks

Parent company Meta says it is poised to follow through on action in response to new Canadian law

Within a few weeks, Canadians will no longer see news stories on their Instagram and Facebook feeds. Meta says they will be removing news from its Instagram and Facebook platforms for all of its Canadian users within the course of the next few weeks.The Facebook logo is seen on a mobile phone, Oct. 14, 2022, in Boston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Dwyer
FILE - A workman removes a character from a sign on the Twitter headquarters building in San Francisco, Monday, July 24, 2023. Elon Musk may want to send “tweet” back to the birds, but the ubiquitous term for posting on the site he now calls X is here to stay, at least for now. For one, the word is still plastered all over the website formerly known as Twitter. Write a post, you still need to press a blue button that says “tweet” to publish it. To repost it, you still tap “retweet.” (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)

Elon Musk wants to turn tweets into ‘X’s’, but changing language not so simple

‘Language has always come from the people that use it on a day-to-day basis’

FILE - A workman removes a character from a sign on the Twitter headquarters building in San Francisco, Monday, July 24, 2023. Elon Musk may want to send “tweet” back to the birds, but the ubiquitous term for posting on the site he now calls X is here to stay, at least for now. For one, the word is still plastered all over the website formerly known as Twitter. Write a post, you still need to press a blue button that says “tweet” to publish it. To repost it, you still tap “retweet.” (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)
The B.C. government (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

As Twitter fades to X, TikTok steps up with new text-based posts

The same day Elon Musk abruptly dropped Twitter’s name and bird logo…

The B.C. government (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Bianca Blakney, also known as Pinup Pixie, left, and photographer Sarah Bowman during a photoshoot at Bowman’s studio. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Small-town B.C. pinup model has built 12 million followers on TikTok

Vancouver Island TikToker aims for the stars with ‘retro-futurism’ aesthetic

Bianca Blakney, also known as Pinup Pixie, left, and photographer Sarah Bowman during a photoshoot at Bowman’s studio. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
This photo, taken in New York, Thursday, July 6, 2023, shows Meta’s new app Threads. As tens of millions of people begin using Threads, Meta’s rival to Twitter, police and emergency response agencies across Canada have been forced to consider embracing the new app. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Richard Drew

Canadian police, emergency agencies consider adopting Meta’s Threads

Early adopters include police services in Calgary and Edmonton

This photo, taken in New York, Thursday, July 6, 2023, shows Meta’s new app Threads. As tens of millions of people begin using Threads, Meta’s rival to Twitter, police and emergency response agencies across Canada have been forced to consider embracing the new app. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Richard Drew