Why Canadians need to take digital disinformation seriously

By flooding social media platforms with false information, it makes it harder to know what to believe, particularly for users with lower digital literacy skills, and it can have negative effects on people’s faith in their government and democratic systems

The article originally appeared in The Hill Times

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam has repeatedly warned Canadians to turn to trusted sources regarding information on COVID-19. The pandemic has demonstrated the true cost of disinformation as we watch loved ones fall victim to health-related hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and influence operations meant to destroy our trust in democratic systems The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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