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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...

Can an ad boycott fix Facebook's hate speech problem? | CBC News

Published: 8Jul2020

July 6, 2020 | Over 800 companies are pulling their ads from Facebook in response to the Stop Hate for Profit boycott, led by civil rights groups who want to remove hate speech from the platform....

COVID-19 pandemic unites Canadians like no other event in recent history: study | CTV News

Published: 25May2020

May 25, 2020 | The study co-led by Professor Taylor Owen found that among Canadians, there is cross-partisan consensus on the threat the virus poses and measures that need to be taken to battle it....

COVID-19 pandemic uniting Canadians like no other event in decades

Published: 25May2020

Canada's response to the pandemic contrasts markedly with the political partisanship displayed in U.S....

COVID-19 pandemic uniting Canadians like no other event in decades

Published: 25May2020

A new study by researchers from McGill University and the University of Toronto finds a cross-partisan consensus on battling COVID-19 in Canada. Unlike in the U.S., this consensus is fostering...

A Rare Moment of Cross-Partisan Consensus: Elite and Public Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada | Canadian Journal of Political Science

Published: 21May2020

April 16, 2020 | The COVID-19 pandemic has placed nearly unprecedented pressure on policymakers and citizens alike. Effectively containing the pandemic requires a societal consensus. However, a...

The Causes and Consequences of COVID-19 Misperceptions: Understanding the Role of News and Social Media | OSF Preprints

Published: 21May2020

May 4, 2020 | This research investigates the relationship between media consumption, misinformation, and important attitudes and behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. Professor Taylor...

Anti-intellectualism and Information Preferences during the COVID-19 Pandemic | OSF Preprints

Published: 21May2020

May 14, 2020 | The COVID-19 pandemic necessitates widespread voluntary and sustained public compliance with expert-guided public health directives, like social or physical distancing. Understanding...

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