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Global News Radio Investigating Mike Stafford For Offensive Tweets
Stafford tweeted Monday that he expected to be fired
Quebec Media Contribute To A Climate Of Hate And Intolerance
Corporate giant Quebecor should be held to account for the content that its outlets regularly peddle
CANADALAND
#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.
The Toronto Sun’s Islamophobia Problem Is Even Worse Than You Might Think
No longer does one have to trawl the darker corners of Reddit for anti-Muslim conspiracy theories
How The Toronto Sun Serves To Advance A Bigoted Narrative
With its reporting staff gutted in recent years, the paper now relies on a handful of columnists to cover much of the news.
You Don’t Have To Talk About Muslims When You Talk About Mass Killings
In the aftermath of the Toronto van attack, some mainstream media commentary has overlapped with themes propagated by far-right platforms
CANADALAND
#216 As If It Never Even Happened
One year ago today, a 27-year-old white man, named Alexandre Bissonnette, walked into the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City and opened fire on over 40 worshippers. Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry, and Abdelkrim Hassane were murdered. Five others were badly injured, including Aymen Derbali. A year later, what — if anything — has changed? Many, like activist Syed Hussan, feel it has slipped from our collective conscious. Hussan recently went to the scene of the massacre in Quebec City, and wrote about it, in an effort to combat our country’s “collective forgetting.” We attempt to make sense of a senseless act — and look at how the media played a role before, during, and after the massacre. Hussan and The Imposter‘s Aliya Pabani are urging Canadians to remember and share where they were on January 29, 2017. You can learn more about their #RememberJan29 project here.
I Went To The Canadian Mosque Where Six Muslims Were Killed
On the ways we counter collective forgetting
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#215 They Asked Me To Join The Militia
Conspiracies! They’re out there… and Vice Canada‘s Mack Lamoureux is getting to the bottom of them. You name it, he’s covered it: The Berenst(a)ein Bears. Hollow Earth Theory. Iraq Stargate… But what happens when these twisted narratives stop being just kooky, and start getting scary? As extremist right-wing groups grow their presence in Canada, and around the world, there’s a personal cost to covering conspiracists. Mack’s eight-months-long investigation into Canada’s armed, anti-Islamic “patriot” group — ‘the III%ers’— is alarming: “Connected to the anti-Islam sentiment is a sense of paranoia in the group, one that is reinforced by the sharing of debunked news stories and far-right wing commentary from sites like Rebel Media or Infowars. The members of the group, like their counterparts worldwide, are distrustful of mainstream news and often stray into extreme conspiratorial territory.” Mack Lamoureux joins guest host Omar Mouallem.  For more on extremist right-wing groups in Canada, check out COMMONS’ deep dive from this past July. Photo by Mack Lamoureux. — This episode of CANADALAND is brought to you by PayTM.
Short Cuts
#150 Creeping Sharia, Bitches!
On the hijab cutting hate crime that never was and the job of journalists in reporting stories of sexual assault.
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