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Governments should inoculate citizens to prevent the spread of fake news. | The Conversation

By Sze-Fung Lee and Benjamin C. M. Fung
November 1, 2021

Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. presidential election showed how disinformation could disrupt a democratic process. And due to the current reach of social media, the risk of fake news being disseminated is greater than ever.

Foreign intervention in the Canadian federal election was relatively insignificant compared to the U.S. presidential election, but the potential ramifications of fake news in Canada still require extra awareness and effort to counter it in the long run.

Canada needs a broad strategy that combines approaches from national and international governments, private companies like Google and Facebook and third-party entities like the fact-checking organization DisinfoWatch.

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Source: Governments should inoculate citizens to prevent the spread of fake news | The Conversation

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