Misinformation circulating online stokes fears of voter fraud ahead of federal election - 2019-08-30

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F182.png Misinformation circulating online stokes fears of voter fraud ahead of federal election August 30, 2019, Kaleigh Rogers, CBC News

When Tasha Stokdijk received four voter registration letters in the mail last April, she was confused. The envelopes were addressed to international high school students she had hosted over the years, all of whom had been underage and weren't Canadian citizens.

"All four of the students were 1) No longer in Canada and 2) Only here for a very short time," said Stokdijk, a social media marketer in Truro, N.S. "I was pretty surprised."

But Stokdijk was just as surprised to learn that a photo of the envelopes she shared on Facebook has been circulating online, along with claims it was evidence that non-citizens could be casting ballots this fall.

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{{cite news | first = Kaleigh | last = Rogers | author2 = Andrea Bellemare | title = Misinformation circulating online stokes fears of voter fraud ahead of federal election | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/voter-fraud-confusion-misinformation-1.5264689 | work = CBC News | date = August 30, 2019 | accessdate = August 31, 2019 }}