A fake Justin Trudeau sex scandal went viral. Canada's election-integrity law can't stop it - 2019-10-10

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F99.png A fake Justin Trudeau sex scandal went viral. Canada's election-integrity law can't stop it October 10, 2019, Emma McIntosh, National Observer

An unsubstantiated rumour Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left a former teaching job due to a sex scandal has, for the past week or so, spread like wildfire across the internet.

The false information snowballed, passing from a gossip rag to Twitter to the darkest corners of Reddit to Facebook.

A website known for false Canadian news stories published an article dubiously claiming the rumours were correct, which quickly spread to nearly 25 million people and counting, according to the social media monitoring tool CrowdTangle.

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