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Levels of Verification.

The complainant, Mike Fegelman, representing HonestReporting Canada, wanted to know the details and verification of the statement that a Palestinian woman was shot and injured by an Israeli sniper almost...

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Politics and Marriage.

The complainant, Carole Paikin Miller, thought coverage of her candidacy for school board trustee in Hamilton was sexist and sensationalist. She objected to being identified in relation to her spouse,...

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How many views make for balance?

The complainant, Robert Wood, thought a segment on The Current in the aftermath of the alleged poisoning of the Skripals and a member of Pussy Riot was malevolent “against a leader of a nuclear power.”...

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Balance and Analysis - Covering Venezuela

The complainant, Joe Emersberger, thought an analysis piece regarding the Venezuelan government seeking Chinese investment in light of its devastated economy lacked balance. He thought CBC News should...

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Gun Bans - Pro and Con - On The Sunday Edition.

The complainant, Robert Sciuk, is a strong opponent on the restriction of firearm ownership. He had a concern with a segment with an academic who specializes in this issue. He considered everything he...

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Challenging First-Hand Stories.

The complainant, Peter Miasnikof, thought Metro Morning host Matt Galloway should have challenged Jesse Wente’s account of discrimination as a child because this was only anecdotal evidence. He thought...

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Climate change and hurricanes

The complainant, Constantine Kritsonis, thought it was wrong when a meteorologist said climate change did not cause more hurricanes. The science is more nuanced than that - and she explained the ways...

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News Fluency

Working journalists and academics alike have been spending a lot of time thinking about ways to restore trust in their work, and to help citizens discern...


Deconstructing a news hoax

Much has been written about the role of social media in creating false news and news hoaxes. This Poynter Institute article demonstrates what happened...