What do the war in Ukraine, toilet cleaner, and the dying news industry have in common? In short: online ads.
April 25, 2022
Young Journalists Have Heard Enough About “Fake News”
Please teach us how to navigate a shrinking industry looking to exploit us, instead
September 6, 2019
By Ben Cohen
#36 Fake News Election Panic
After the Mounties' massive manhunt for two murder suspects, Justin questions whether the RCMP's mandate is overstretched — and makes the case that their role in local policing should be an election issue. And with the election looming, there's a frenzy over fake news. But is it even a problem?
August 13, 2019
#225 – Barbaric Caucasian Practices Hotline
Is it time to start reporting the strange behaviour of young white men? Why do we still have columnists? And a study of Canadian media consumption shows that the real threat to media literacy is Canadian media consumption.
August 8, 2019
#220 That’s What You Get When You Draw A Political Cartoon That Doesn’t Suck
A Canadian cartoonist drew a provocative image of Trump, blithely ignorant of the fatal consequences of his border policy. After it blew up online, the cartoonist was let go from the company who'd published his work for 17 years. And what was with that viral clip of Trudeau getting "snubbed" at G20?
July 3, 2019
#283 Oh Great, A Republican Plot Against Canadaland
Something strange has been going on for the last little while and we’re ready to talk about it.
June 23, 2019
#274 Is Facebook Worth Fixing?
And if so, can government regulation crack down on hate speech and election interference on social media without crushing free speech?
April 22, 2019
#264 Quebec’s Fake News Problem
In English media, there are whole organizations and departments devoted to debunking fake news. But in Quebec, a lot of the work falls to one guy: Jeff Yates. He talks to guest host Brigitte Noël about the unique challenges of combatting fake news in French and why he thinks it's time to destigmatize sharing bogus stories.
February 10, 2019
No, Don Cherry Isn’t Selling Penis Pills
From copying the CBC website, to claiming female anchors are leaving to start a skincare business, CANADALAND explains the tricks scammers use to...
January 16, 2019
By Graeme Gordon
#195 Bleeding Edge Outrage Meme Generators
Following the election of Donald Trump, Craig Silverman wrote the defining article on fake news. Now he dives into hyperpartisan media -- websites that blend legitimate reporting with clickbait viral headlines to create a morass where you can't be sure what's real and what isn't.