Politicians aren’t ready to quit Facebook. Targeted campaign advertising on the platform is expected to continue, because nobody has invented anything better. Facebook Canada is doing all it can to make sure that continues to be true: MPs set to question the company about the Cambridge Analytica scandal on Thursday in Ottawa have been offered an unusual “courtesy pre-brief” behind closed doors.
Bill Cosby’s lawyer continues to depict Andrea Constand as a con artist. Cross-examination of the Toronto woman, who won a $3.4 million settlement from America’s Dad, attempted to affirm the defence theory that it was all a setup. A witness for Cosby’s defence, Marguerite Jackson, is expected to testify that Constand expressed ambitions to frame a celebrity. (Constand has denied knowing Jackson.)
Donations save the hot dog stand outside Robarts Library. An evident mishap during the ice storm led to a rapid roasting for a cart that serves a fast-food-deprived corner of U of T. Starving student cash to put it back together was quickly collected:
Humboldt Broncos tribute controversy goes to kindergarten. Kids dressed in hockey jerseys at Summitview Public School in Stouffville last Thursday were ordered to take them off. A teacher sent them home with a note explaining that she was uncomfortable discussing the tragic bus collision that inspired Jersey Day. And now the media knows.