INFODEMIC: Inside the disinformation movement warping reality in Quebec

Illustration by Pictrider,

More than a year into the pandemic, the spread of disinformation, fake news, outright lies and misleading speculation about COVID-19 has created deep fissures in Quebec, Canada and the world. How did disinformation become so prevalent and what is it doing to us? A five-part series.

The contagion of COVID conspiracies in Quebec

Part One: Fact-checkers like Jeff Yates saw it coming. Disinformation hit the world — and Quebec — like a tsunami.

Road map of a hospital hoax gone viral

Part Two: The infodemic lights a wildfire that spreads online and unchecked. Coming June 15.

Under the influence of COVID conspiracies, a star is born

Part Three: Influencers like Dan Pilon gain large followings thanks to their conspiratorial content. Coming June 16.

Face to face with COVID deniers in the ICU

Part Four: Disinformation wreaks havoc in Quebec, shattering families and leading to more cases of COVID-19. Coming June 17.

Truth, lies and the problem that won’t go away: disinformation

Part Five: What are the solutions for fighting the spread of false and misleading content online? The answer is complicated. Coming June 18.

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