Colin Horgan

Colin Horgan is a Toronto-based writer. He is a frequent contributor to the Guardian, and was formerly a writer for CTV and a parliamentary reporter for iPolitics.ca in Ottawa. His writing has appeared in Maclean's, the Globe and Mail, the National post and others. From September 2014 to November 2015, Colin was a speechwriter for Justin Trudeau.
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Michael Flynn and the dizzying descent into chaos

Opinion: Even if the Michael Flynn testimony proves a catalyst in the Mueller probe, America’s politics may never return to normal
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Fake news is about to evolve into something even more dangerous

Opinion: As technology advances, we will need a rigorous knowledge of history more than ever. But that’s now under assault—and things will get worse in 2018
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Why the fight for net neutrality matters

It’s not just about access to the internet in the U.S. It’s about stopping the walls from going up everywhere.
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Older Canadians are flocking to the web. Are they liking what they find?

New survey research shows Canadians think the internet interrupts their lives. But that’s not stopping them from going online.
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Donald Trump shakes hands with the devil

Trump struggling through a ridiculous handshake with world leaders isn’t as important as who he shook hand with
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What the Facebook, Google and Twitter algorithms hide from you

It’s not just about what we’re missing on our social media feeds, but the invisible ways we are being manipulated as we travel across the internet
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Waiting for Donald Trump to become president, 365 days and counting

Many hoped the weight of the White House would shape Trump into a recognizable president. They are still waiting.
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Why Twitter needs Donald Trump

Trump’s brief disappearance from Twitter had some thinking he was gone for good. But he’s worth too much to the social media giant for that to happen.
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Russia’s Facebook memes have been revealed, and politics will never be the same

One photo, less than 1,000 words: Learning about Russian-backed Facebook groups could bring about difficult questions about our political reality
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Is Facebook a ’con’ or not?

In trying to downplay the impact of Russian-planted divisive political posts on its platform, Facebook prompts questions about its business model