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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?
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.
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?
Something strange has been going on for the last little while and we’re ready to talk about it.
And if so, can government regulation crack down on hate speech and election interference on social media without crushing free speech?
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.
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
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.
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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