Misinformation

An illustration of rows of kids with smartphones in their hands and a teacher standing in front of them

Big Idea: Teach kids about misinformation 

With the rampant spread of fake news and conspiracy theories, Canadian students would benefit from extra lessons in BS detection.
An anti-vaccine protest in New York in November (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Misinformation is an infection that politicians have left to fester

Editorial: The info wars are on, and our political leaders need to step up and fight back
People gather at City Hall to protest vaccine mandates on Aug. 9, 2021, in New York City (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Misinformation from the U.S. is the next virus—and it’s spreading fast

It’s deadly, malicious and there’s no vaccine. The infodemic is here. But it’s not unstoppable.