Election: Canadian Election and Elections--and Democracies
election: Sign up for our Election Dispatch newsletter for a daily update on the campaign There's the real risk of a chilling effect on the Canadian election, the researchers say, according to CTV. Unable to discern real from fake, people will just disengage from politics altogether. Researchers from the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center say they are already seeing fake images related to the controversy circulating online, and being shared among prominent U.S. operators who have amplified disinformation in the past. The result is far fewer voices and much less vibrant and healthy elections--and democracies, the Technology and Social Change Research Project concludes. Trudeau's inability to say with certainty whether more photos or images exist opens up space for hoaxers to just create their own. There are a number of aspects of the Trudeau controversy that make it vulnerable to disinformation and its effects, said Jon Penney, one of the lead researchers on the project. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.