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People with strong partisan views get more facts wrong on a current events test: survey | Global News

Published: 8Aug2019

August 8, 2019 | A survey launched by the Digital Democracy Project found that most Canadians across the political spectrum got a common set of facts from an array of mainstream media outlets. The...

Fake news preys on emotions, expert warns

Published: 23Sep2019

August 10, 2019| Beware of things you see online that make you emotional, one media expert warns ahead of the fall election.  Taylor Owen, professor at McGill University and the co-creator of the...

Canadians' media-consumption habits lead to misinformation, study finds

Published: 23Sep2019

August 7, 2019 | Canadians aren’t as divided into partisan echo chambers as social media would suggest, but a heavy news diet doesn't guarantee you'll be informed, a new study has found....

Canadians' media-consumption habits lead to misinformation | National Observer

Published: 8Aug2019

August 7, 2019 | A report published by the Digital Democracy Project suggests that overall misinformation levels in Canada are low. However, certain trends in media consumption put news consumers...

Canadian polarized, but social media use likely not the culprit: study

Published: 23Sep2019

September 12, 2019 | Social media might not be to blame for Canadians’ ideological polarization, a new report on digital democracy in Canada finds. “A lot of people don’t use social media very...

New podcast launches to cover the impact of technology on our democracy during the 2019 Canadian federal election

Published: 5Sep2019

Attention Control with Kevin Newman podcast released its first episodes this week, exploring digital media’s impact on the 2019 federal election....

19 million Canadians have had their data breached in eight months

Published: 23Sep2019

September 2, 2019 | An estimated 19 million Canadians have been affected by data breaches between November 2018 and June 2019, according to numbers obtained by "Attention Control with Kevin Newman,...

Canadians who hold strong links to political parties more likely to be misinformed about politics | The Star

Published: 8Aug2019

August 8, 2019 | The Digital Democracy Project, an initiative of Max Bell School of Public Policy in collaboration with the Public Policy Forum, analyzes the increasing amounts of disinformation...

Reddit AMA with Kevin Newman and Taylor Owen

13Sep201913:00
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