Election

2019 Canadian Election Results vs Mobile Experience Compared: OpenSignal

OpenSignal has released a report this morning analyzing data from smartphone users based on electoral districts from the recent conclusion of the 2019 Canadian federal election, which saw the Liberal Party of Canada form a minority government. Essentially, electoral districts where the Liberals won had the best mobile experience when it came to four factors...

Ottawa Could Regulate Facebook, Twitter Ahead of Elections

Following a report released earlier today by the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould has said that social media firms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google must help safeguard the upcoming elections by promoting transparency and authenticity on their platforms (via Reuters). According to CSE, Canada’s electronic signals spy agency responsible for protecting government electronic...

‘Who Targets Me’ App Developer Wants to Launch in Canada

Sam Jeffers, the developer behind "Who Targets Me", wants to bring the app to Canada in order to shine light on political misinformation. The app recently helped voters in Germany and the United Kingdom realize how political parties were targeted on social media. Jeffers says that he is looking to deploy the app on Canada and...