Young Canadians Are Mobilizing To ID Misinformation In Politics - 2019-08-24
OTTAWA — Samantha Reusch is aiming to help young Canadians identify misinformation online because she and her colleagues can't monitor all social media platforms for false information during this fall's campaign.
Reusch is the research manager at Apathy is Boring, a non-profit organization that encourages youth to engage in politics. She says misinformation on social media can be a barrier between young Canadians and political participation.
In the coming weeks, the group — along with some 400 other organizations and individuals — will launch a media literacy campaign of sorts, focusing on helping young voters identify misinformation and suspicious sources online.