Can you tell the difference between fact and fiction?
Fake news is a growing concern in elections, yet 90 per cent of Canadians say they’ve fallen for it. So, what can be done? One organization is on a mission to specifically help young people identify what’s fake news and what’s the truth. Apathy is Boring is a Montreal-based organization that encourages youth to be active citizens in Canada’s democracy. This summer, it launched its #iSpeakElection Disinformation Campaign to educate young Canadians about being critical of the information they see online leading up to the October 21st election.
One major thing to keep in mind, according to Apathy is Boring’s executive director Caro Loutfi, is making sure you always check the source—especially before sharing something online. Watch the video clip above for more info.
Check out this video of CTV’s Kevin Newman breaking down other ways to debunk fake news.