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The Social Media Lab is multi and interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. The lab’s research seeks to advance the public’s understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of social media adoption.

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Recent Posts

Social Media Privacy in Canada 2020 [Report]

A Canada-wide survey on social media users' privacy practices and attitudes towards social media data use by third parties.

Who is running Facebook political ads during the pandemic in Canada? [Update: July 2020]

Environmental groups stepped up their Facebook political ad spending in July while the National Police Federation pulled back.

Canada’s out-of-date online privacy rules aren’t protecting you

https://theconversation.com/javascripts/lib/content_tracker_hook.js Canada's out-of-date online privacy rules aren't protecting youThe regulation of user privacy must consider potential future applications of any collected data. (Shutterstock) Anatoliy Gruzd, Ryerson UniversityWith...

The State of Social Media in Canada 2020: A New Survey Report From The...

A Canada-wide survey on social media adoption and use in CanadaDownload the...

Who is running Facebook political ads during the pandemic in Canada? [Update: June 2020]

The pandemic is a top issue among political advertisers on Facebook as Canada’s COVID-19 cases decline, restrictions ease and provinces take steps...

Companies are increasingly turning to social media to screen potential employees

Companies are increasingly turning to social media to screen potential employeesUsers’ online activities can be reviewed by potential employers as a way to pre-screen...
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