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Public Policy Forum to track online disinformation

Media | 11/29/2018 3:13 pm EST

Ottawa-based think tank the Public Policy Forum says it’s launching a new project to track, analyze and eventually find a way to counter "fake news." It’s digital democracy project will start by studying the effects of disinformation through commissioned research and journalism in the lead-up to the next federal election, the think tank said in a press release this week. Concerns have been stirring that Canada might be a target of foreign actors when Canadians go to the polls next year. Public Policy Forum president Edward Greenspon said his group’s previous research has shown that...

Fake news worries increasing ahead of 2019 election: PPF CEO

Media | 11/15/2017 7:16 pm EST

OTTAWA — Policy makers in Canada have become more concerned about the problem of fake news on the internet in recent months, according to Edward Greenspon, president and CEO of the Public Policy Forum (PPF), who also said there is very little information about the extent...