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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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