That Time Vice Paid A “Hacker” $5,000 For A Fake Rob Ford Story

“A hush fell over the reporters gathered outside the mayor’s office. Everyone appeared to be skimming the story at once, another astonishing branch of the Ford saga seeming to sprout before our eyes. It was exactly as plausible as everything that had come before it and everything that would come after. Except that it was false. Just completely bogus. And Vice had paid $5,000 in cash for the privilege of running it.”

Jonathan Goldsbie – Canadaland – April 2020

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Before Trudeau, Gerald Butts Abandoned Tar Sands Action As Head Of WWF

“When veteran climate analyst Keith Stewart arrived at his office at the Toronto headquarters of the World Wildlife Fund Canada in the spring of 2010, he was in for a shock. Turning on his computer, he realized that the campaign he had been directing and working on for years — raising the alarm about the unsustainable exploitation of Alberta’s tar sands — had disappeared from the organization’s website.”

Martin Lukacs – Canadaland – September 2019

The Shock Absorber

 
Michael Lista – Canadaland – September 2015

When Your Psychologist Goes Viral

 
Jonathan Goldsbie – Canadaland – June 2018