Anatomy of a manufactured election scandal - 2019-10-09
Social media was ablaze all weekend with talk of a bombshell story about a sex scandal involving Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. The only problem: there wasn't one.
For the better part of four days, wild and baseless allegations of sexual impropriety by Trudeau during his time as a teacher at a Vancouver private school ricocheted from smart phone screens to computer monitors across the country.
There were those who fed the rumour mill, tweeting "I'm hearing…" and adding completely fabricated details, while others fanned the flames with innocent posts asking "could this be true?"