CBC has denied retracting inaccurate news articles about the Freedom Convoy despite multiple reports to the contrary.
CBC has been accused by Blacklock’s Reporter and other media outlets of “pulling” multiple fake news stories about the Freedom Convoy.
Blacklock’s Reporter noted that CBC had issued a correction in February for making inaccurate claims about Freedom Convoy, falsely linking the protest to Russia.
CBC issued another correction in March for falsely stating that the GoFundMe shut the fundraiser down due to “questionable donations.” This claim is demonstrably untrue.
Several media outlets reported on these corrections. The Windsor Star published an article on Mar. 11 with the title, “CBC retracts another Freedom Convoy story.”
CBC’s editor-in-chief, a man named Brodie Fenlon, pushed back in a recent blog article, denying the claims made by Blacklock’s and other outlets. Fenlon writes:
A persistent bit of misinformation about CBC News reporting continues to bubble up in certain Canadian publications and political venues, including most recently at a special parliamentary committee tasked with examining why the federal government invoked the Emergencies Act amid the convoy protests and border blockades in February.
The claim is that CBC News retracted its stories about foreign donations to the convoy protest movement made via GoFundMe and GiveSendGo.
This is false. We have never retracted these stories, and we stand by our reporting on foreign donations to both GoFundMe and GiveSendGo.
It is notable that CBC has a history of paying out hefty settlements in defamation lawsuits.
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