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Whether you get your news from articles, blogs, videos, or social media, being able to distinguish fact from fiction is a necessary skill. Independent fact checkers like Snopes and FactCheck.org are great tools to have on hand, however, your own critical thinking can be the best first line of defense against misinformation. This blog post will help you develop the skills to evaluate whether what you read, hear, or watch is reliable information.

On Thursday 27 May 2021, Motion M-38 was adopted unanimously to create a new Standing Committee on Science and Research in the next Parliament. During the two hours of debate for M-38, there were some cautionary remarks provided from several MPs, including using the committee as “pretext for interfering in scientific work,” or “creating a silo where research and science are isolated from the rest of society.” 

A seat for science in the House of Commons: what is motion M-38?

Motion 38 (M-38) proposes to create a new Standing Committee for Science and Research. Here’s what that means, and what’s happening right now.

Four lessons on misinformation in Canada

Over the past few years, misinformation and its counterpart disinformation have increasingly taken a public spotlight. Throughout the pandemic, we have seen that the spread of misinformation can have widespread impacts on society and threaten our democratic institutions. Recognizing the growing impact misinformation has on our lives, E4D undertook a research project to investigate a few foundational questions around misinformation in the Canadian context:

How can individuals help? How can organizations help? And, how can governments help?

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