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Keeping Cool in the Twittersphere

The complainant, Lara Dutton, objected to a CBC online writer expressing opinion while using the @CBCToronto twitter account. She wanted to know what the consequences were for the employee. There was...

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Balance and Perspective

The complainant, Jackie Thipthorpe, objected to a story about visitors at a veterinary school open house. The research project featured involved a cow with a fistula which enabled participants to reach...

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The Opioid Crisis

The complainant, Geoffrey Donaldson, considered reporting about an increase in publicly-funded opioid prescriptions in New Brunswick misleading. He did not agree that there is any concern in the increase....

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Opinion on The National

The complainant, Dieter Buse, objected to a Viewpoint segment by Robyn Urback, calling into question Canada’s desire for a seat on the UN security council. He thought it was a one-sided diatribe. It...

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The Rohingya Story

The complainant, Meer Sahib, thought the phrasing of a reference to the insurgent attacks that sparked the current action against the Rohingya people left the impression that the host of The National...

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Provocative Opinion

The complainant, Mike McEwan, thought an opinion piece critical of the systematic mistreatment of Aboriginal people was expressed in a way that bordered on “hate speech.” There is a big difference between...

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Climate change and hurricanes.

The complainant, Domenico Celli, thought CBC was deliberately lying when meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe pointed out some possible influence of climate change on hurricane Harvey. She was giving documented...

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Fighting Fake News

When it comes to giving people tools to evaluate the credibility of news they get on Facebook and other social media feeds, every little bit helps. Facebook...


Need we say more?

Twitter may double the number of characters you can use to vent your frustration or share a thought. Roy Peter Clark, a fine writer and long-time writing...


Trust, Truth & Technology

This article is great analysis of the challenges journalism faces in the post-truth world. It also proposes a model to meet those challenges. Charlie...