Canada's New Partisan Media Are Poised To Ride A Facebook Wave To Election Day - 2019-07-24

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F0.png Canada's New Partisan Media Are Poised To Ride A Facebook Wave To Election Day July 24, 2019, Craig Silverman, Buzzfeed News

Taylor Scollon says he knows what Canadians on Facebook want: content about political issues that gets them fired up.

"Our mission is to advance a policy agenda, and so we tailor our content to that. That's what's rewarded on social media platforms," he said.

Scollon is one of the people behind North99, a nonprofit that uses articles, memes, and videos to advance a left-wing policy agenda, primarily on Facebook.

Over the past year or so, that has largely taken the form of attacking Ontario Premier Doug Ford and his policy decisions. And on Facebook, it can get more traction than traditional news coverage.

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{{cite news | first = Craig | last = Silverman | author2 = Jane Lytvynenko; Alex Boutilier; Marco Chown Oved | title = Canada's New Partisan Media Are Poised To Ride A Facebook Wave To Election Day | url = https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/canada-partisan-media-ontario-proud-north99 | work = Buzzfeed News | date = July 24, 2019 | accessdate = July 25, 2019 }}