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Borealis was ‘algorithmed’ out by YouTube: is this ok?

Are we ok with companies like YouTube using algorithms to decide what is ok to view and what is not on their platforms?

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Quick Hits Right-wing extremism

Quick Hits 139 – What is next for QAnon? Should we be worried?

Will QAnon now turn violent… or disappear?

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Quick Hits 132 – What will Right-wing extremists do after Trump?

Many in the so-called right-wing extremist (RWE) are confused now that Trump is no longer the ‘oil’ that greases their movements.

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Quick Hits 128 – No, the January 6 Capitol riot was not an ‘intelligence failure’

Pushing back against the idea that the US intelligence community ‘failed’ on January 6.

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America’s QAnon problem is infecting Canada. What should we do about it?

QAnon, an unfortunate cultural import from the United States, has gained new prevalence north of the border. How bad is it, and what can be done to stop it?

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Where on the ideological spectrum do conspiracy theories lie?

Violence associated with conspiracy theorists such as those linked to QAnon is becoming a real concern but are all conspiracy theories right wing?

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Articles The Hill Times

More questions than answers on the Rideau Hall ‘incident’

Former CSIS analyst explain why, when we have so little to go on, it is best to refrain from pronouncing judgment on a violent incident.