Select Media Appearances

Interview for Popping the chatbot hype balloon, Sara Goudarzi, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, September 11, 2023

Interviewed for AI is completely changing all facets of life, including education, Jennifer Cox, The Suburban, 11 September 2023.

Interviewed for Rapid Spread of Government TikTok Bans, Law Bytes podcast my Michael Geist, 13 March 2023.

Interviewed for ChatGPT – in schools, and beyond. CBC Radio Noon, 24 January 2023.

Interviewed for How do you feel about Grace the humanoid robot? CBC Radio Noon, 1 November 2022.

Interviewed for Competition Won’t Fix Canada’s Telecom Woes, Tech Won’t Save Us, 3 August 2022.

Interviewed for Why Is Politics Getting Nastier?, Stephen Maher, Walrus Magazine, 30 May 2022.

Interviewed for Canada’s telecommunications industry under scrutiny, CBC The House, 16 July 2022.

Interviewed for Leaked Facebook document shows how often the company restores posts — and how the rates change depending on where you live, Marco Chown Oved, Toronto Star, 12 November 2021

Television panellist for Dirty Politics, City Affairs, MAtv, 9 November 2021

Radio panelist for Social media harassment and local politics, CBC Radio Noon with Shawn Apel, 13 October 2021

Interviewed for Montreal politicians are quitting. They say social media is to blame, Laura Marchand, CBC News, 6 October 2021

Interviewed for The contagion of COVID conspiracies in Quebec, Matthew Lapierre, Montreal Gazette, 16 June 2021.

Interview for Episode 90: Fenwick McKelvey on Bill C-10, Discoverability and the Missing Representation of a New Generation of Canadian Creators, Michael Geist, Law Bytes Podcast, 31 May 2020.

Interviewed for National Defence skirted federal rules in using artificial intelligence, privacy commissioner says, Tom Cardoso and Bill Curry, The Globe & Mail, 7 February 2021.

Interviewed for The ‘Where’s Bernie’ memes have come to Winnipeg, Michael D’Alimonte, CTV News, 21 January 2021.

Interviewed for Pandemic memes capture Canadian COVID-19 experience, Mark Neufeld, Toronto City News, 30 November 2020

Interviewed for Trump will be gone. But Canada might not have a freer hand to regulate multinational internet giants under President Joe Biden, Alex Boutilier, Toronto Star, 21 November 2020.

Interviewed for Regulators and Telecoms Are Refusing to Release Data About SIM Swapping In Canada, Nathan Munn, Vice News, 23 October 2020.

Interviewed for Picking a Fight with the Web Giants. TVO’s The Agenda, 1 October 2020.

Interviewed for Groups linked to oil companies funded Facebook ads denouncing the rail blockades, Roberto Rocha, Jeff Yates, Andrea Bellemare, CBC News, 4 March 2020.

Interviewed for Fears of election meddling on social media were overblown, say researchers, Roberto Rocha, CBC News, 3 November 2019.

Research profiled in Did memes affect the 2019 federal election?, Emma McIntosh, National Observer, 28 October 2019.

Interviewed for How candidates use Twitter says a lot about how parties communicate in Canada, Roberto Rocha, CBC News, 3 August 2019.

Research profiled in Justin Trudeau won the election — but lost the meme war, Jenny Peng, Star Vancouver, 22 October 2019.

Research profiled in Les mèmes politiques sous la loupe, Simon-Oliver Lorange, La Presse, 7 October 2019.

Research profiled in Why political memes — which are virtually unregulated — matter to this federal election, Melanie Green, Star Vancouver, 5 October 2019.

Research profiled in University prof to compile The Great Canadian Encyclopedia of Political Memes, RCI, 19 September 2019.

Interviewed for Twitter bots emerge ahead of Canadian election, but influence is unclear, Kaleigh Rogers, CBC News, 12 August 2019.

Interviewed for Data sheds light on how Russian Twitter trolls targeted Canadians, Roberto Rocha, CBC News, 3 August 2019.

Interviewed for No, Gerald Butts doesn’t have $23 million, Emma McIntosh & Caroline Orr in News, National Observer, 16 July 2019.

Research profiled in Weaponized bots are coming for your mind, Canada, Caroline Orr in News, National Observer, 4 July 2019.

Interviewed for How a suspected Iran-based campaign tried to get Canadian media to spread fake news, Jeff Yates, Kaleigh Rogers, Roberto Rocha, CBC News, 24 May 2019.

Interviewed for NDP asks elections watchdog to investigate ‘slanderous’ ads targeting Singh, Catharine Tunney, CBC News, 6 February 2019.

Interviewed for Could the Russians Decide Canada’s Next Prime Minister?, Justin Ling, The Walrus, 21 November 2018.

Interviewed for Litigation gone digital: Ottawa experiments with artificial intelligence in tax cases, Dean Beeby, CBC News, 13 September 2018.

Interviewed for Midweek podcast: The fight against fake news, Chris Hall, CBC The House, 27 June 2018.

Interviewed for With inhuman frequency, army of bots shares news about Doug Ford on Twitter and Facebook, Alastair Sharp, National Observer, 6 June 2018.

Interviewed for Records reveal AggregateIQ and SCL Group’s plan to influence politics in Trinidad and Tobago, Colin Freeze and Mark MacKinnon, Globe and Mail, 29 March 2018.

Interviewed for New Brunswick election could set a trend for media manipulation: professor, Joseph Tunney, CBC News, 13 April 2018.

Research profiled for Canada fails to grasp scale of social media ‘bot’ use in politics, academics warn, Ashifa Kassam, The Guardian, 12 April 2018.

Interviewed for Everything you’ve ever posted publicly on Facebook has probably been harvested. So what?, Matthew Braga, CBC, 7 April 2018.

Interviewed for Facebook can claim its very busy man in Ottawa is not a lobbyist. Here’s how, Murad Hemmadi, Macleans, 5 April 2018.

Interviewed for Political parties’ data strategies need more oversight, experts say, Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press, 25 March 2018.

Interviewed for We give too much personal info to political parties, Élections Québec tells government, Jonathan Montpetit, CBC News, 21 March 2018.

Research profiled in Are Twitter bots invading Canadian politics?, CBC The Weekly, 18 March 2018.

Expert opinion provided for How can I test my internet speed?, CBC Marketplace, 1 March 2018.

Interviewed for The Policy Deficit Behind Canadian Artificial Intelligence. Jesse Hirsh, Centre for International Governance Innovation. 13 February 2018.

Interviewed for CRTC asks U.S. tech giants to hand over confidential subscriber, revenue data. Emily Jackson, Financial Post. 6 February 2018.

Interviewed for Researchers raise concerns as Twitter, Facebook say they would welcome role in Canadian election debates. Sabrina Nanji, Toronto Star. 15 January 2018.

Feature interviewed for podcast episode How Facebook Bought-Off Canada For Peanuts. Jesse Brown, Canadaland. 8 January 2018.

Feature interviewed for podcast episode The role of online bots in electoral politics. Ryan Hicks, Policy Options podcast. 13 December 2017.

Interviewed for Facebook and Ryerson launch Digital News Innovation Challenge. Jane Gerster, 14 December 2017.

Interviewed for Are we safe in a future with AI?, Matthew Braga, CBC’s The National, 4 December 2017.

Quoted in Why would we trust Facebook to safeguard our democracies?, Nick Zarzycki, Macleans, 4 December 2017.

Quoted in 365 jours, Trump et ses messages sur Twitter, Radio Canada, 8 November 2017.

Interviewed by Edward Greenspon of the Public Policy Forum on the Internet as Things as part of Concordia University’s Talking Out Loud podcast series.

Quoted in Experts say Facebook’s ‘election integrity’ plan misses the mark, Sabrina Nanji, Toronto Star, 21 October 2017.

Quoted in Researchers say it’s time to crack open AI ‘black boxes’ and look for the biases inside, Matthew Braga, CBC News, 18 October 2017.

Research profiled in Canada must be proactive about policies that target political bots, Betakit, 7 July 2017.

Interview for CBC Newsworld, Power and Politics, 21 February 2017.

Interviewed for CBC Radio Noon Montreal about Digital Detoxs, 4 January 2017.

Interviewed for CTV Montreal TV News about the Appeal of Pokemon Go, 23 July 2016.

Quoted in Is the internet really faster in Toronto? A new report says yes, Luke Simcoe, Metro News, 29 April 2016

Interviewed for CBC Homerun about appearance at CRTC’s Basic Service Hearings. 16 April 2016.

Featured in blog post by Michael Geist on Intervening at the CRTC: Nothing Encourages Participation Like Background Checks and Legally Mandated Undertakings, 13 April 2016.

Quoted in Photos of Trudeau’s first 100 days show intimate moments with family, colleagues,, 12 February 2016.

Research profiled in Le syndrome de la «roulette», Le Devoir, 27 October 2015.

Research profiled in Les robots en campagne électorale, Le Devoir, 5 October 2015.

Quoted in Satirical website digging up candidates’ online gaffes, CBC News, 25 September 2015.

Quoted in Social media gaffes claim another candidate in Canadian election, Reuters Canada, 16 September 2015. Reprinted in Yahoo! Canada

Quoted in Here’s why Canada’s political parties are all over social media. Ottawa Citizen, 14 September 2015. Reprinted in Montreal Gazette, Postmedia Breaking News and Vancouver Sun.

Interviewed on CBC Radio Quebec about 2015 Canadian Federal Election. 27 August 2015.

Interviewed on CBC Radio’s Daybreak Montreal about 2015 Canadian Federal Election. 26 August 2015.

Quoted in Pan Am Games no longer forbids linking to official website after Metro story. Metro Canada, 13 July 2015.

Quoted in Toronto Pan Am Games website forbids linking to it without written permission. Metro Canada, 9 July 2015. Reprinted in The Toronto Star, 12 July 2015.

Research profiled in Measure, compare and share your Internet speed. CJAD News, 2 June 2015.

Quoted in Combattre le piratage, façon Netflix: la solution? 24 heures Montréal, 9 April 2015. Reprinted in

Quoted in Does it really matter if you watch American Netflix? Metro Canada, 9 January 2015

Quoted in Should Toronto candidates buy retweets? 1,500 available for just $30. Metro Canada, 22 October 2014.

Quoted in Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson lost on social media. CBC News, 19 August 2014.

Quoted in Social-media election beat goes on. Montreal Gazette, 15 March 2014.

Interviewed by CTV News about the OQLF dropping its case against a Chelsea, Quebec business owner who had its Facebook page into English. 5 March 2014

Interviewed for CBC Radio’s Radio-Noon with Bernard St-Laurent to discuss the OQLF demanding that a Chelsea, Quebec business owner change her Facebook page into French, 28 February 2014.

Quoted in Businesses shocked OQLF is trying to apply language charter to social media. Postmedia Breaking News, 27 February 2014. Reprinted in Montreal Gazette.

Quoted in Voting tweet stirs up flap. The Chronicle Herald, 2 October 2013.

Interviewed as part of Pirate Radio episode. TVO’s Search Engine, 23 April 2012.

Appeared as panelist on episode entitled The “New” Politics. TVO’s The Agenda, 14 April 2011.