While Trudeau’s broadcaster claims it has editorial independence, a significant number of Canadians just don’t believe anything it publishes.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) receives over a billion dollars a year from taxpaying Canadians.
Despite its claims that it operates independently of the Liberal government, many Canadians view the outlet as “propaganda.”
40% of Canadians believe that CBC is “propaganda on behalf of the federal government,” according to a survey by Spark Advocacy.
Receiving money from the taxpayer via the government has caused Canadians, particularly young ones, to question the outlet’s impartiality.
While CBC has written negative articles on Trudeau, it has been criticized for having a perceived left-wing bias. It also has a history of failed fact-checks.
Interestingly, a lot of the factual errors were found in articles written about conservatives. CBC retracted multiple fake stories about the Freedom Convoy in 2022.
Trudeau’s broadcaster had its impartiality attacked in a recent column in the National Post by Colby Cash. In the article he cites the fact CBC sued the Conservative Party (CPC) during an election.
Trudeau’s broadcaster has paused its activity on Twitter, in response to Elon Musk labelling the outlet as “government-funded media.” The Twitter CEO has since removed the label.
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