McGill launches Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy

October 22, 2020

McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy has announced the launch of a new Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy. The centre will focus on three core research streams: technology governance, information ecosystems, and media and journalism. Projects in development include studies on technology’s impact on human behaviour, technology-informed policy, international platform governance, issues around surveillance technology, children and technology, and facial recognition. “The benefits that technology brings to our world are undeniable, but we are now at a critical point where we need to make changes in the way we govern our media and tech infrastructure,” said Taylor Owen, director of the centre. McGill (QC)