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As misinformation and disinformation spread across social media, it’s more important than ever to distinguish between strong, credible journalism and cynical fabrications designed to mislead and provoke us. But as we all know, sometimes it’s not as easy as it looks. In fact, studies show that 9 in 10 Canadians have fallen for fake news at some point in their lives.  

With that in mind, here are a few resources to help you seek out trustworthy  information online.

Here is a resource guide put together by the Government of Canada. It gives tips on how to identify online disinformation and tools for helping citizens to fact-check information.

https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/online-disinformation.html

4 simple steps to spot fake news online – from News Media Canada and the Government of Canada.

https://spotfakenews.ca/

Confronting the Disinformation Age – a resource from Simon Fraser University

https://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/news-resources/resources/disinformation.html