Selected News

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

The New York Times By Sheera Frenkel, Nicholas Confessore, Cecilia Kang, Matthew Rosenberg and Jack Nicas

Nov. 14, 2018  

Facebook has gone on the attack as one scandal after another — Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — has led to a congressional and consumer backlash.     

Sheryl Sandberg was seething.


Ukip’s transformation into a far-right party is complete

Remember the UK Independence party? That cheery Eurosceptic rabble led by Nigel Farage? Ever since the UK opted for Brexit, the party collapsed in on itself— consumed by self-loathing in a desperate search for purpose. While its most notable leader went off to become a transatlantic media pundit, Ukip went through a succession of abysmal leaders who have struggled to make headway. But under MEP Gerard Batten, it has quietly transformed into something deeply nasty.

Posters in New Westminster linked to white supremacist movement

VANCOUVER—Posters with the slogan “It’s okay to be white” were found plastered around New Westminster on Thursday, prompting police to monitor the case.

Similar posters bearing the slogan, which has connections to racist and white supremacist movements, have been found in cities in Canada and the U.S. since last year.

New Westminster resident Vanessa Woznow came across the posters that read “Its okay to be white” while walking along 8th St. and ripped them down. The NWPD is now investigating.  (VANESSA WOZNOW)


Toronto cop files complaint over years-long ‘barrage of sexist and racist comments’

By WENDY GILLISCrime Reporter

Wed., Sept. 26, 2018

Repeated sexual advances from colleagues and superiors, prompting her to wear a fake engagement ring. Frequent remarks from fellow officers about the bodies of female cops and sexual assault victims. Pornographic images posted in common areas in the police station, sometimes with racist comments scrawled overtop.

Germany's Far-Right AfD Party Now Polls Second

German parliamentary debates tend to be well-tempered, often dreary affairs. But a recent session showed just how tense the climate in Germany's parliament, the Bundestag, has become.

Earlier this month, Alexander Gauland, a lawmaker with the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the lower house of parliament, lambasted German Chancellor Angela Merkel's migration policies. A verbal pile-on ensued. Senior Social Democratic politician Martin Schulz accused the AfD legislator of being a "right-wing radical" and using "tactics of fascism."

Dark Money in Conservative Politics:The Shadowy American Nonprofit Bankrolling Canada’s Conservative Movement

In our series Dark Money in Conservative Politics, we take a deep look at where Canada’s Conservative movement gets its funding.

February 8, 2018

Our first story looked at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) and the web of funding and incestuous connections between other right-wing causes.

Our second story analyzed the deep connections between the JCCF and the alt-right media outlet Rebel Media, and how The Rebel helps fundraise for the JCCF.