As the scope of online disinformation grows, experts say deepfakes could pose a very real risk when placed in the hands of those who aim to sway public opinion -- especially in the midst of a federal election.
A post shared on a popular Facebook page claimed a Liberal MP wants to extend the “Canada pension” to new Canadians after they’ve been living in the country for just three years. The Liberal in question made no such proposal; she hasn’t even been an MP for eight years.
An old story from a 'satirical' website has been making the rounds on social media claiming that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has converted from Christianity to Islam, but despite what some may think, the story is not true.
Canada’s High Commission in Kenya has called out a false claim circulating online that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked the Kenyan president for a million immigrants, just one month after a similar fake news story involving a supposed plea for migrants from Nigeria.