Canadians no longer trust the mainstream media to report on the news honestly, according to a recent poll.
A majority of Canadians, 55%, believe that the mainstream media “manipulates information,” according to a recent poll by Leger.
This aligns with other research that indicates trust in the mass media is declining, partially due to its long history of failed fact-checks.
Toronto 99 has dedicated a whole section of its website to fact-checking the mainstream media, providing numerous examples of erroneous reports, some of which remain uncorrected at the time of writing.
Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre has vowed to defund one of the worst offenders for pro-Liberal disinformation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), if elected prime minister.
Toronto 99 previously reported on how the CBC did Trudeau’s bidding by publishing false and biased stories about the Freedom Convoy in 2022.
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