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The ‘true story’ on fake news: Part one

One of the most newsworthy issues of 2016 was news itself - or rather ‘fake news’ and its impact on certain events. Accurate news is vital to democracy and the explosive growth of fake news is cited by many as a threat. In the first part of a two-part series, Sheldon Burshtein, Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, considers what ‘fake news’ really is, and looks at it from the viewpoint of Canadian law.

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