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November 1, 2019 @ 4:02 pm

Doubt It? Check It. Challenge It. Combatting Misinformation: Strategies by Canada’s News Leaders and Tools for Digital Citizens

Oct. 2, 2019 - With the federal election approaching, how can we work together to spot and stop the spread of misinformation and outright lies, so voters can make informed decisions at the polls? 
 
In a special pre-election luncheon event, news leaders from across Canada’s major media will talk about the steps they are taking to combat ‘fake news’. And, we’ll share the smart strategies Canadians can adopt to verify information with the launch of CJF’s Doubt It? campaign, a NewsWise project.

Allan Gregg, a principal with Earnscliffe Strategy Group, moderates this discussion featuring:
•    Kenton Boston, vice-president, national and network news, Global News
•    Dennis Choquette, head of enterprise, The Globe and Mail
•    Wendy Freeman, president, CTV News
•    Anthony Furey, national columnist and national comment editor, Sun/Postmedia
•    Irene Gentle, editor, Toronto Star
•    Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief, CBC News
•    Julie Traves, deputy editor, National Post

Funding for NewsWise provided by Google.org

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November 1, 2019 @ 3:55 pm

CJF J-Talk - Fighting ‘Fake News’ Ahead of the Election: Talk 2

Sept. 16, 2019 - Over the past three years, the precipitous rise of ‘fake news’ online has become one of the biggest challenges for democracies around the world. In the second talk of this two-part conversation, hear Kaleigh Rogers from CBC News and Jane Lytvynenko from BuzzFeed News discuss how misinformation is spreading in Canada and what we can all do in this battle to stop its spread. Moderated by Farah Nasser, from Global News.

In partnership with the Toronto Public Library

 

 

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November 1, 2019 @ 10:16 am

CJF J-Talk - Fighting ‘Fake News’ Ahead of the Election: Talk 1

Sept. 16, 2019 - Over the past three years, the precipitous rise of ‘fake news’ online has become one of the biggest challenges for democracies around the world. In the first talk of this two-part conversation, you'll get to hear a conversation about the science of fake news with Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, the Canadian YouTubers responsible for wildly popular AsapSCIENCE, a YouTube science channel with over 8 million subscribers, in a conversation with Supriya Dwivedi, from Global News.

In partnership with the Toronto Public Library

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