Journalism group launches anti-fake news campaign ahead of election - 2019-10-02

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F99.png Journalism group launches anti-fake news campaign ahead of election October 2, 2019, Salmaan Farooqui, National Observer

A Canadian media non-profit is launching a campaign against fake news after recent polling found Canadians are regularly exposed to misinformation but don't always have the knowledge to combat it.

The Canadian Journalism Foundation's "Doubt It?" campaign aims to be an engaging collection of online quizzes and public service announcements from Canadian media personalities such as retired CBC host Peter Mansbridge.

Recent polling by Ipsos, Earnscliffe Strategy Group and MIT researchers suggests nearly all Canadians have come across misinformation online, yet only 40 per cent feel they know how to differentiate between fake news and the real thing.

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{{cite news | first = Salmaan | last = Farooqui | title = Journalism group launches anti-fake news campaign ahead of election | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/10/02/news/journalism-group-launches-anti-fake-news-campaign-ahead-election | work = National Observer | date = October 2, 2019 | accessdate = October 3, 2019 }}