Canadian Spies See Their Vast New Powers As A Tool To Fight Foreign Influence Campaigns
CSIS threat-reduction powers, granted in 2015, are seen as a tool to address foreign influence in Canada’s upcoming election campaign.
Foreign Actors Interfering In The Canadian Election Are Unlikely To Face Sanctions
Canada’s intelligence agencies have already identified foreign influence campaigns playing out in advance of the election.
These Bizarre Kamala Harris And Mark Zuckerberg Conspiracy Sites Are Run By A Montessori School Operator
Sites from American Intelligence Media have launched fringe conspiracy theories into the mainstream.
Canada’s Spy Agency Says Voters Are Being Targeted By Foreign Influence Campaigns
“Threat actors are seeking to influence the Canadian public and interfere with Canada’s democratic institutions and processes,” a CSIS spokesperson said.
A New Racist Campaign Against Kamala Harris Is Taking Shape
“Seeing the tweets declaring that Kamala isn’t black enough because her parents are from Jamaica and India, I had an immediate flashback to the 2008 campaign.”
A Popular Knitting Website Banned Posts Supporting Donald Trump, Accusing Him Of "Open White Supremacy"
"We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy."
One Person Was Killed, 10 Injured In A Shooting At A Bar In South Bend, Indiana
Presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg planned to address the violence at a town hall on Sunday, which was scheduled to address a separate police shooting.
White Nationalist Groups Banned By Facebook Are Still On The Platform
“Facebook likes to make a PR move and say that they’re doing something, but they don’t always follow up on that.”
How Dubious Claims About Muslims Wanting To Ban Dogs In Public Are Used To Stoke Anger
“These posters — and the conspiracists who amplify them — help intensify anti-Muslim sentiment in a way that is destructive to democracy.”
Facebook Won’t Remove Doctored Content During The Canadian Election
Election authorities could still investigate false or misleading content like doctored videos, but the social media giant said it’s not its role to decide where the “line” is.
Canadian Lobby Groups Plan A Big-Money Ad Blitz Before New Election Rules Kick In
Third parties in Canada can spend unlimited money on political ads before June 30.
Why The Altered Videos Of Pelosi Will Never Go Away
“This is her Benghazi.”
Misinformation Is Spreading About The Alabama Abortion Ban. Here’s What’s Real And What’s False.
“First and foremost — clinics are still open.”
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.
Vulnerable Groups Could Be Targeted And Silenced Online Ahead Of 2020 Election, Researchers Warn
Extremists often hijack online discussions among vulnerable communities to sow division and spread disinformation.
This Fake Press Release About Rep. Adam Schiff May Have Originated In Russia
The hoax — which said Schiff had agreed to “financially sponsor” a bill recognizing the Armenian genocide — was picked up by several outlets, including Radio Free Europe.
Social Media Has Been Blocked For Over 24 Hours In Sri Lanka After The Deadly Explosions
Social media will remain blocked while security forces investigate the bombings.
Nearly 300 People Are Dead After Multiple Explosions In Sri Lanka On Easter Sunday
Six of the blasts simultaneously targeted churches and five-star hotels.
"TRACKBACK" Is A New Hoax-Busting Series From BuzzFeed News On YouTube
We're fighting misinformation on YouTube and beyond.
Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Mueller Report Are Already Spreading
Fake accounts, false headlines, and joke screenshots are already spreading.