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A rock with the message ‘Every Child Matters’ painted on it sits at a memorial outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, B.C., in July 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

We fact-checked residential school denialists and debunked their ‘mass grave hoax’ theory

Contrary to what some ‘denialists’ believe, research shows that Canadian media outlets did not help circulate a ‘mass grave hoax’ regarding unmarked graves at former Indian Residential Schools.
An image made from video of a fake video featuring former U.S. president Barack Obama showing elements of facial mapping used in new technology that lets anyone make deepfake videos. (AP Photo)

The disturbing trend of state media use of deepfakes

The use of deepfakes and AI by groups with various interests, including governments and media, is the latest and most sophisticated tool in information and disinformation campaigns.
Online misinformation is a serious issue. But experts have helpful tips that can help us navigate it. (Shutterstock)

5 expert tips to protect yourself from online misinformation

The amount of content available online makes policing misinformation extremely difficult. But there are steps we can all take to better ensure the credibility of what we see online.
An 1877 print called ‘Concord - The First Blow For Liberty,’ showing American patriots going off to fight the British on April 19, 1775. Print Collector/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

How fake foreign news fed political fervor and led to the American Revolution

Fuel for the American Revolution came from a source familiar today: distorted news reports used to drum up enthusiasm for overthrowing an illegitimate government.

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