Skepticism needed as parties, third-party advertisers court votes online, experts say - 2019-04-02
Like many people, Kathleen Mahamed stays informed through news websites and social media. She tries to be discerning, choosing credible and independent sources, especially on political issues.
Still, the university student was conflicted when she learned a slick YouTube video filled with soundbites from Albertans suggesting a government led by UCP Leader Jason Kenney would target abortion rights and privatize health care had been produced by the NDP.
"When I see people who look like they are very trustworthy, it seems like a real message being sent across," Mahamed said after watching the video.