Canada Election: How third-party campaigns are influencing the election

From Global News.

Some electoral critics argue Elections Canada’s new law, which requires online platforms to publish a digital registry of all political ads posted by registered parties during the federal election campaign, is obsolete, because the law only applies to paid advertisements and doesn’t cover “organic” user-generated content on social media.

They suggest parties will exploit the loop-hole by producing content that’s designed to go viral.

As part of Global News’ 2019 Federal Election coverage, Jeff Semple will explore disinformation and provide a forensic analysis of the distortion campaigns that proliferate largely on social media in order to keep audiences informed and armed with the truth throughout the campaign.

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