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New report suggests the Canadian political information ecosystem is more resilient than that of other countries

April 1, 2020 | By |

Peter Loewen and his colleagues at the Digital Democracy Project release report on Canada’s Digital Media Ecosystem and the 2019 Election

The Digital Democracy Project (DDP) was set up by Public Policy Forum and the Max Bell School of Public Policy to help build the international evidence base on the impact of these trends with a robust Canadian case study whose methods could be applied in other locations. The project consists of three phases. The first was a two-day workshop for journalists about disinformation threats, held in May 2019 in Toronto. The second, and the focus of this report, was researching and monitoring the digital media ecosystem in real time ahead of the Canadian federal election on Oct. 21, 2019. The third and final phase, beginning in early 2020, will involve further research and consultations with experts and public representatives to develop policy recommendations.