Ford's fake news machine should be closed - 2019-08-18

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F94.png Ford's fake news machine should be closed August 18, 2019, Editorial, Toronto Star

Premier Doug Ford's office is reportedly considering overhauling its taxpayer-funded propaganda arm, Ontario News Now.

That would be worthy of applause if "overhauling" meant shutting it down — and if it was being done for the right reasons.

But there's the rub. Instead of recognizing that distributing fake news reports on social media in an attempt to fool the public is an affront to democracy, the Progressive Conservative government is apparently reconsidering ONN's usefulness because it is, ahem, a failure.

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