Lethbridge News Now: Elections Canada scraps social media ‘influencers’ to encourage youth vote

Lethbridge News Now: Elections Canada scraps social media ‘influencers’ to encourage youth vote. “Elections Canada is scrapping plans to use social media ‘influencers’ to persuade young Canadians to register to vote in this fall’s federal election. Chief electoral officer Stephane Perrault says a final vetting of 13 people chosen for the campaign turned up some past activities that could be seen as partisan.”

Phys .org: Database helps put Canadian tornadoes on the map

Phys .org: Database helps put Canadian tornadoes on the map . “While approximately 60 tornadoes are confirmed in Canada each year, the actual number is closer to 230. Collecting data from these events will help researchers understand their frequency and severity, as well as their connection to global climate change. Capturing that information is the inspiration behind the Northern Tornadoes Project Open Data site, launched by Western Libraries this week.”

Saltwire’s The News: ‘Every day when they went to work, they might not come home’

Saltwire’s The News: ‘Every day when they went to work, they might not come home’. “Stellarton Museum of industry set to launch online database naming 2500 men who died in Nova Scotia coal mines.”

Radio Canada International: Audio archive seeks to preserve Canadian stories of WWII

Radio Canada International: Audio archive seeks to preserve Canadian stories of WWII. “If you’re a Canadian veteran of the Second World War, or a family member or someone who’s gone on pilgrimages to the battle sites and cemeteries of WWII, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) wants hear and record your story.”

Canada News Wire: The Globe and Mail relaunches browser extension to monitor Facebook ads ahead of Canadian election (PRESS RELEASE)

Canada News Wire: The Globe and Mail relaunches browser extension to monitor Facebook ads ahead of Canadian election (PRESS RELEASE). “The Globe and Mail is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Facebook Political Ad Collector (FBPAC), an online tool designed to monitor political advertising on Facebook. The collector, a web browser extension that can be downloaded by users, was built in 2017 by ProPublica as a tool to help create more transparency about the modern electoral landscape. With this relaunch, The Globe and Mail takes ownership of the tool, with an eye to bolstering its coverage of political advertising in the lead-up to the Canadian federal election in October, 2019.”

CNN: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg faces contempt vote if he ignores Canadian subpoena, MP says

CNN: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg faces contempt vote if he ignores Canadian subpoena, MP says. “A senior Canadian politician is warning that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg could be held in contempt of Parliament if they fail to attend a hearing in Ottawa this week.”

Neowin: Apple Maps announces plans to start surveying Canada for image and data collection

Neowin: Apple Maps announces plans to start surveying Canada for image and data collection. “In a statement released today, Apple announced plans to start surveying Canada this month in order to improve Apple Maps. Apart from being posted online, the statement also appeared in several Canadian newspapers. The Cupertino-based giant will begin conducting ground surveys in Canada in the near future. A team from Apple Maps will be driving around select regions in Canada throughout the summer, gathering information and images.”