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.@jason_kint @beynate @haroldfeld @ramonapringle @LeightonAndrews U might find our 2 new rpts on state of media in Canada, w lots of juicy bits on telecoms, broadcasters & digital platforms (eg. GAFAM + Netflix--what 2do about 'em). cmcrp.org/wp-content/upl… cmcrp.org/the-growth-of-…
Lots of pics & data showing where the internet giants fit w/i online advertising, all advertising, all audiovisual media (tv, film, music, gaming) & whole media (everything+internet access, mobile phones, cable distrib). Below shows Google & Facebook's 78% share of online ad$
Next, all advertising across all media. Total: $14.1B. Google and Facebook's share is 42%. Big but much smaller than 78%.
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Big Telecom just asked @JustinTrudeau's cabinet to overturn a #CRTC decision that is *actually lowering Internet costs.*

Tell the government to stand up to Big Telecom's bullying & #StopTheInternetPriceHike

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Some background:

In August, the #CRTC lowered the rates that smaller providers pay to sell internet service to customers. Big Telecom was caught overcharging these guys by so much they now have to reimburse them by hundreds of millions of $$$.
💰 Big ISPs like Bell and Rogers have been gouging smaller providers for years, and finally got called out on it by the #CRTC.
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1/ Cdn approach to gender portrayal & what this means for regulation of telecom & broadcasting in the public interest:
1970: Royal Commission on Status of Women recommends changes to media's portrayal of women
1979: Fed'l govt publishes "Towards Equality for Women"
2/ 1980: #CRTC creates Task Force to ensure more positive/realistic portrayal of women
1982: CRTC Task Force publishes Images of Women
Decides there may be a problem, but needs empirical evidence before it can act
3/ 1986: 1984 data from CRTC-commissioned content analysis find women underrepresented in news & stereotyped in drama; CRTC thinks there may be a problem, but holds public hearings to see what the public thinks
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I have a lot to say about this recent story by @cbcErica @cbcgopublic on #Telecom @contracts & #SalesPractices, as a #lawprof working in #ConsumerRights & #DisputeResolution & not as a director of CCTS (disclaimer: views my own, based on my research & publicly available info) 1/8
My work (with funding from Forum of Canadian Ombudsman) on industry ombuds in 🇨🇦🇦🇺🇬🇧, commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/news/prof-p…, found that these schemes do provide access to justice by providing quick dispute resolution for consumers. But...they do have two major drawbacks 2/8
Industry ombuds schemes, like @CCTS_CPRST, resolve individual disputes but can't do independent investigations and also don't have powers to change industry practices. While resolution may be good for individual consumers, it compartmentalizes systemic issues. 3/8
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