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Could a dedicated disinformation beat help address the infodemic in Canada?
3 weeks ago

Could a dedicated disinformation beat help address the infodemic in Canada?

From vaccine hesitancy to the rise of far-right extremism, COVID-19 has mainstreamed conspiracy theories at an astonishing rate, with devastating impacts — but the handful of reporters and researchers addressing them in Canada say they don’t have the resources to respond to the country’s dis- and misinformation crisis alone

Can AI Write Disinformation?

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CSET research staff will discuss the potential for OpenAI's GPT-3 and other content generation systems to be used as tools for turbocharging disinformation.
Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters
11 months ago

Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters

While it’s too early to tell if Parler is here to stay, it has already achieved a reputation and level of engagement that has overtaken other alternative platforms

Journalists for Human Rights Mis/Disinformation Training

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I’m currently working with Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) on a project to engage and train media practitioners in southern Ontario on tools and techniques to understand and investigating mis/disinformation in the news. The workshop covers a background on the…

Journalists for Human Rights Mis/Disinformation Training

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I’m currently working with Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) on a project to engage and train media practitioners in southern Ontario on tools and techniques to understand and investigating mis/disinformation in the news. The workshop covers a background on the…
Information Saves Lives: Verifying Online Information Webinar

Information Saves Lives: Verifying Online Information Webinar

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People in Canada are bombarded with information 24/7, much of which is consumed online. It is vital that the public is able to critically assess and recognize misinformation and disinformation online, and avoid online manipulation, especially today with the COVID-19…
2019 Joseph Howe Symposium – Decoding the News

2019 Joseph Howe Symposium – Decoding the News

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BuzzFeed media editor Craig Silverman is known internationally for his reporting on social platforms and media manipulation, and for debunking truly “fake news”: the mis- and dis-information found at all levels of social media. In this year’s Joseph Howe Symposium…
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