How a suspected Iran-based campaign tried to get Canadian media to spread fake news

How a suspected Iran-based campaign tried to get Canadian media to spread fake news

An online disinformation campaign believed to originate from Iran tried to get Canadian media to amplify fake news, a CBC/Radio-Canada analysis has found. And in at least one instance, it was successful. The campaign was first discovered by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, who detailed their findings in a report published last week. […]

Viral mosque shooting video raises questions about social media firms' responsibilities

Viral mosque shooting video raises questions about social media firms' responsibilities

The Facebook livestreaming and subsequent widespread sharing of a shooting that killed 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, is raising questions about social media firms’ abilities and responsibilities to stop their platforms from being used to propagate hate and inspire violence. The attack during Friday prayers on March 15 was recorded and livestreamed on […]

Trump blasts media after ‘off the record’ comments about Canada leak

Trump blasts media after ‘off the record’ comments about Canada leak

President Trump blasted the news media on Friday after apparently off-the-record comments he made about Canada were leaked, calling it another example of “dishonest reporting.” “Wow, I made OFF THE RECORD COMMENTS to Bloomberg concerning Canada, and this powerful understanding was BLATANTLY VIOLATED,” Trump asserted in a tweet. “Oh well, just more dishonest reporting. I […]

Latest Media Conspiracy Theory: Melania Missing Because Trump Beat Her

Latest Media Conspiracy Theory: Melania Missing Because Trump Beat Her

First Lady Melania Trump has been missing in action in recent weeks because she was recovering from injuries sustained by her husband, according to a senior Rolling Stone writer. In the latest example of the mainstream media’s Trump Derangement madness hitting new levels, senior Rolling Stone writer Jamil Smith claimed President Trump had severely beaten […]

Competition Bureau conducts searches at media offices

Competition Bureau conducts searches at media offices

Officials from the federal Competition Bureau conducted searches Monday at Torstar corporate offices as part of its ongoing review of a transaction between Torstar and Postmedia Network Inc. involving the sale and purchase of 41 daily and community newspapers. Torstar is co-operating fully with the review, the company said in a statement, adding that it […]

Getting your money back can sometimes take a media intervention

Getting your money back can sometimes take a media intervention

Samsung Canada: Karen Hibbard and her fiancé bought a 75-inch Samsung TV, which they installed high on a wall. A few months later, they noticed a mark on the top right part of the screen that soon spread halfway across the screen. Samsung sent a technician, who said the damage was their fault. They could […]

Seniors unite: Nearly 100% say media wants Trump to fail

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Money laundering watchdog scrutinizes Facebook, social media

Money laundering watchdog scrutinizes Facebook, social media

Canadians who make large cash transactions, international wire transfers or win big at the casino could end up with a federal agency scrutinizing their Facebook pages and other social media posts, CBC News has learned. The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC), the federal government body charged with monitoring financial transactions to detect money laundering […]