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The Buffalo Chronicle Ran Facebook Ads Promoting Dubious Trudeau Stories

The Buffalo Chronicle paid to promote two of its highly dubious stories about Justin Trudeau.

Craig Silverman 20 days ago

The Canadian Election’s Surprise Influencer Is A Buffalo Man Targeting Canadians With Viral Disinformation

Matthew Ricchiazzi has written debunked stories about Canadian politics and once told a US candidate he'd publish "negative articles about [their] opponents" for $400 apiece.

Jane Lytvynenko One month ago

How Oil Industry Videos Have Skirted Canadian Campaign Disclosure Rules

A group backed by the Alberta oil industry spent half a million dollars on videos denouncing pipeline protesters — but stopped promoting them right before it would have been required to register with Elections Canada.

Craig Silverman One month ago

A Set Of Facebook Pages Promoting Conservatives And Attacking Justin Trudeau Are Run By A Post Millennial Staffer

“Either you’re a journalistic outlet where you have standards ... or you’re an advocacy group, in which case then at least you need to be transparent.”

Craig Silverman 3 months ago

A New Wave Of Canadian Partisan Media Is Invading Your Facebook Feed

Canadian partisan media are reaching more people than ever before, and at times eclipsing big national media on Facebook.

Craig Silverman 3 months ago

Facebook Says Page With Far-Right, Anti-Muslim Content Doesn’t Violate Its Standards

Never Again Canada, which has nearly 235,000 followers, spreads misleading content and uses a URL-masking technique to deceive its audience.

Jane Lytvynenko 6 months ago

How A Facebook Page Dedicated To Fighting Anti-Semitism Became A Hub For Anti-Muslim Content

Never Again Canada’s creator says the page has "spiralled out of [his] hands.”

Craig Silverman 7 months ago

A Day After Facebook Banned Canadian White Nationalists, Some Found Their Way Back

“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place our services,” a Facebook spokesperson said.

Jane Lytvynenko 7 months ago

A Canadian Government Committee Is Investigating Foreign Interference And Espionage

China, Russia, and other countries are running influence and espionage operations in Canada, according to the committee.

Craig Silverman 7 months ago

The Canadian Government Is Considering Regulating Facebook And Other Social Media Giants

Self-regulation is not “yielding the results” Canadians expect, said the Liberal democratic institutions minister, adding that Canada is “actively” talking with other countries around regulation.

Jane Lytvynenko 7 months ago

Facebook Will Ban Faith Goldy And Canadian White Nationalist Groups In Its Latest Crackdown

“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson said.

Jane Lytvynenko 7 months ago

Canadian Political Parties Have Already Been Targeted By Foreign Hacking Ahead Of The Fall Elections

An electronic spy agency says political parties and operatives have already been targeted by foreign hacking campaigns in a report on threats to the 2019 Canadian election.

Jane Lytvynenko 7 months ago

Canadian Officials Worry That Foreign Actors Are Trying To Meddle In The 2019 Federal Election

Canadian intelligence sources say cyber threats are increasing across the board, and the official in charge of investigating elections offences says foreign interference is a question of “when” rather than “if.”

Craig Silverman 7 months ago

Canadians Think The US Is Just As Likely To Try And Influence The Next Election As China, New Poll Says

A new poll also shows Canadians have little or no confidence that social media companies can prevent foreign entities from interfering in the election.

Craig Silverman 9 months ago

How A Canadian Yellow Vest Site Used Fake Accounts And Marketing Savvy To Monetize Outrage

YellowVestGroup.com shows how different actors will target Canadian politics ahead of the fall federal election.

Craig Silverman 9 months ago