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Toronto would like to be seen as the nice person’s Silicon Valley, if that’s not too much trouble

Toronto would like to be seen as the nice person’s Silicon Valley, if that’s not too much trouble

You need to enable JavaScript to view this site.It is a frigid February day when I visit Communitech, a bustling tech hub that occupies a renovated 19th--century tannery in the city of Kitchener, Ontario. Inside the brick-and-beam space, Harleen Kaur opens her phone and pulls up her latest creation—an attempt to tackle the problem of misinformation. It’s an app called Ground News, a combination news aggregator and social-media platform that combats falsehoods with the help of AI and on-the-ground verification carried out by its users. Tapping on the headline “Buttigieg slams Trump: My...

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Toronto would like to be seen as the nice person’s Silicon Valley, if that’s not too much trouble

Toronto would like to be seen as the nice person’s Silicon Valley, if that’s not too much trouble

You need to enable JavaScript to view this site.It is a frigid February day when I visit Communitech, a bustling tech hub that occupies a renovated 19th--century tannery in the city of Kitchener, Ontario. Inside the brick-and-beam space, Harleen Kaur opens her phone and pulls up her latest creation—an attempt to tackle the problem of misinformation. It’s an app called Ground News, a combination news aggregator and social-media platform that combats falsehoods with the help of AI and on-the-ground verification carried out by its users. Tapping on the headline “Buttigieg slams Trump: My...

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