Radio & Television

Heritage plows $1.2M into projects to fight misleading information, online harms

GATINEAU – Canadian Heritage announced today that more than $1.2 million will go toward 16 research projects intended to “counter and educate about online harms, misinformation, and disinformation.” The projects will “evaluate the efficacy of efforts by platforms to counter disinformation and other online harms, understand the role of non-news and alternative media sources of disinformation, or identify the behavioural and psychological underpinnings of the spread of disinformation and other harmful content in the Canadian context,” the press release said. The projects were selected following an annual call for proposals launched in July by the Digital Citizen Contribution Program (DCCP),...