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Young Journalists Have Heard Enough About “Fake News”

September 6, 2019

Please teach us how to navigate a shrinking industry looking to exploit us, instead

#36 Fake News Election Panic

August 13, 2019

After the Mounties’ massive manhunt for two murder suspects, Justin questions whether the RCMP’s mandate is overstretched — and makes the case that their role in local policing should be an election issue. And with the election looming, there’s a frenzy over fake news. But is it even a problem?

#225 – Barbaric Caucasian Practices Hotline

August 8, 2019

Is it time to start reporting the strange behaviour of young white men? Why do we still have columnists? And a study of Canadian media consumption shows that the real threat to media literacy is Canadian media consumption.

#220 That’s What You Get When You Draw A Political Cartoon That Doesn’t Suck

July 3, 2019

A Canadian cartoonist drew a provocative image of Trump, blithely ignorant of the fatal consequences of his border policy. After it blew up online, the cartoonist was let go from the company who’d published his work for 17 years. And what was with that viral clip of Trudeau getting “snubbed” at G20?

#283 Oh Great, A Republican Plot Against Canadaland

June 23, 2019

Something strange has been going on for the last little while and we’re ready to talk about it.

#274 Is Facebook Worth Fixing?

April 22, 2019

And if so, can government regulation crack down on hate speech and election interference on social media without crushing free speech?

#264 Quebec’s Fake News Problem

February 10, 2019

In English media, there are whole organizations and departments devoted to debunking fake news. But in Quebec, a lot of the work falls to one guy: Jeff Yates. He talks to guest host Brigitte Noël about the unique challenges of combatting fake news in French and why he thinks it’s time to destigmatize sharing bogus stories.

No, Don Cherry Isn’t Selling Penis Pills

January 16, 2019

From copying the CBC website, to claiming female anchors are leaving to start a skincare business, CANADALAND explains the tricks scammers use to target Canadian media consumers

Bleeding Edge Outrage Meme Generators

August 14, 2017

Following the election of Donald Trump, Craig Silverman wrote the defining article on fake news. Now he dives into hyperpartisan media — websites that blend legitimate reporting with clickbait viral headlines to create a morass where you can’t be sure what’s real and what isn’t.

SHORT CUTS – MSM on FGM: WTF?

July 27, 2017

The Toronto Star built an entire exposé on female genital mutilation based predominantly around a mid-level civil servant’s email from three years ago. Also, CBC Comedy is so unfunny it’s funny. Or is that the other way around? Either way, a former member of Kellie Leitch’s team has made it his mission to bring it … Continued

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