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FACTizenship Newsletter | Volume #15

The amount of disinformation online and offline has increased exponentially since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals, groups and sometimes countries are taking advantage of fear and uncertainty to spread false and harmful information.

In this week's FACTizenship Newsletter, we discuss Radio-Québec and its founder Alexis Cossette-Trudel, who together, form one of the largest conspiracy networks in Quebec, Canada. We also share the reasons why Facebook and other Internet platforms have decided to suspend the network's accounts and content. 






New fact-checks





Fact-checked
Yes, Facebook has banned Alexis Cossette-Trudel's Radio-Québec conspiracy network
In an article dated October 7, Radio-Canada reports that Facebook had "banned the content of conspiracy network Radio-Québec". This information is accurate.




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Fact-checked
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen disinformation on an unprecedented scale
The Journal de Québec states that disinformation is "of an unprecedented scale since the beginning of the health crisis" caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.




Fact-checked
Is Bill Gates using microchip implants to fight the coronavirus?
In March 2020, the website Biohackinfo claimed that Bill Gates would use microchip implants to fight the coronavirus. Biohackinfo’s claim is inaccurate.




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