In dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In addressing climate change. In any activity, it’s critical that we base our opinions on solid information. But the Internet is where most Canadians get their news. And the Web is polluted with lies, disinformation and misinformation. What’s the impact of this on those tasked with cutting through the noise? How do we get to the real facts?
World Press Freedom Canada has teamed up with Ottawa journalist Sarah Turnbull to find out in our podcast series Big Digital Lies.
In this first episode we speak with BuzzFeed News’ Craig Silverman about what misinformation and disinformation is, what it looks like, who perpetuates it, and how it’s changed over the years.