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We Chat, They Watch: How International Users Unwittingly Build up WeChat’s Chinese Censorship Apparatus

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 — A new report by researchers at the Citizen Lab, at the University of Toronto’s Munk School, reveals that popular social media app WeChat surveils all users—even those with accounts registered outside of China—and uses messages from those...

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Diana Fu for Foreign Policy: China Has a Playbook for Managing Coronavirus Chaos

May 5, 2020

China Has a Playbook for Managing Coronavirus Chaos

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Josh Gold for Council on Foreign Relations Blog: Amid COVID-Related Cyber Threats, the Netherlands Leads UN Efforts

May 5, 2020

https://www.cfr.org/blog/amid-covid-related-cyber-threats-netherlands-leads-un-efforts

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Mel Cappe and Bob Rae for Toronto Star: Use this moment to create, define and design new social and economic policies

April 28, 2020

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2020/04/27/use-this-moment-to-create-define-and-design-new-social-and-economic-policies.html

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CBC Ideas with Lionel Gelber prize winners Stephen Holmes and Ivan Krastev

April 22, 2020

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/gelber-prize-winners-blame-politics-of-imitation-for-extremism-in-central-europe-1.5539582

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a videoconference meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow

Seva Gunitsky for Foreign Policy: Democracies Can’t Blame Putin for Their Disinformation Problem

April 22, 2020

Democracies Can’t Blame Putin for Their Disinformation Problem

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An empty manufacturing plant

Shauna Brail for Policy Options: From gin to gel, why Canada’s manufacturing capacity matters

April 21, 2020

From gin to gel, why Canada’s manufacturing capacity matters

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Robert Bothwell in Toronto Star: As the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 grows, Donald Trump looks for someone else to blame

April 17, 2020

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2020/04/16/as-the-us-death-toll-from-covid-19-grows-donald-trump-looks-for-someone-else-to-blame.html

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A man rides his bicycle past a couple in the park. All parties are wearing N95 masks.

Owen Guo for Toronto Star: My family in China grappled with coronavirus — now they’re worried for me in Canada

April 13, 2020

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2020/04/10/my-family-in-china-grappled-with-coronavirus-now-theyre-worried-for-me-in-canada.html

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers an address on COVID19 outside of his home

Peter Loewen for CBC: COVID-19 is helping to unite Canadians like nothing has in years – and we’ll need unity for what’s to come

April 9, 2020

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/opinion-partisanship-covid-19-government-response-1.5525186

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