misinformation

Spiders caught in a web of Internet lies

Published: 1Sep2022

It’s no secret that the internet and social media fuel rampant spread of misinformation in many areas of life. A collective of researchers, including Catherine Scott, Postdoctoral Fellow in McGill...

The politics of rage and disinformation — we ignore it at our peril | National Observer

Published: 10Aug2022

July 18, 2022 | Before joining the Max Bell School's Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy as its Director of Policy & Engagement, Supriya Dwivedi encountered the harmful world of...

Critical thinking protecting Ukrainians against Russia's disinformation campaign

Published: 4Aug2022

In disinformation campaigns, like the long-standing pro-Kremlin campaign targeted at Ukraine by the Russian government, who is most at risk of believing false information? A study led by McGill...

Supriya Dwivedi joins the Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy as Director of Policy & Engagement

Published: 6Apr2022

The Max Bell School's Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy is thrilled to announce that Supriya Dwivedi will be joining the Centre as its Director of Policy & Engagement.

Expert: From COVID-19 conspiracies to rigged voting machines, misinformation plagues federal election

Published: 16Sep2021

Misinformation linked to the COVID-19 pandemic is playing a larger-than-expected role in the federal election, fuelling protests and support for the People’s Party of Canada, experts say....

Americans are super-spreaders of COVID-19 misinformation

Published: 6Apr2021

Misinformation about COVID-19 is spreading from the United States into Canada, undermining efforts to mitigate the pandemic. A study led by McGill University shows that Canadians who use social...

COVID-19: Social media users more likely to believe false information

Published: 29Jul2020

A new study led by researchers at McGill University finds that people who get their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19. Those that consume more traditional...

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