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CBC Kids News Deepfake videos explained

Did he really just say that? Probably not, if what we know about deepfake videos is true. Deepfake videos are videos that make it look like somebody is saying or doing something, when they never actually did. They’re usually made with a kind of artificial intelligence technology that makes it possible to turn a still photograph into a moving avatar. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:04:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/24/2020

Panorama Smartphones: The Dark Side

People are all increasingly glued to their smart phones and consumed by social media, but why? Panorama reporter Hilary Andersson tracks down tech insiders who reveal how social-media companies have deliberately developed habit-forming technology to get people hooked. A former Facebook manager tells the programme: 'Their goal is to addict you and then sell your time' and the creator of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:29:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2020

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News in Review - December 2019 Disinformation: Chasing Down the Online Lies

Fake news, also called disinformation or misinformation, is a term we hear over and over again. But what is fake news, exactly, and how can we spot it? Disinformation usually appears on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter or may be sent via messaging apps. But misleading information or so called "fake news" often unravels with a little digging. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

News in Review - September 2019 Online Distortion: Is Canada Facing Election Interference?

As we move towards a federal election this fall, many voters will be influenced by what they read online. And much of that is misinformation, distortion and sadly, fake news. Canada is not immune to election interference. In fact, experts say we're already being targeted. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault seeks out those who have been tracking the threat to find out ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

Bitesize Space Science Waves and communication

Jon Chase demonstrates how electromagnetic waves are used in communication using an infra-red remote control and an outside TV broadcast. He discusses how television broadcast uses microwaves to communicate between Earth and satellites in space. Jon describes and performs a rap about the electromagnetic spectrum and the different types of waves. Teacher notes: The class could use the rap to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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How to Think Like a Computer Bias and Reliability

The concept of bias is explained through everyday activities. A teenage girl, Ada, asks her friend Computer Head (CH) an everyday question which is open to bias. She then looks at the results obtained from search engines and how some sites can be biased. Teacher notes: You could use this video to discuss what we can look for when using ...
  • 2016
  • 00:03:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The Secret Life of Canada Shout Out to Bernelda Wheeler

Meet Bernelda Wheeler, the "First Lady of Indigenous Broadcasting in Canada". The broadcaster, journalist, actor and activist inspired a generation of Indigenous journalists.View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:03:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The National Sports Illustrated's burkini cover: exploitation or representation?

The 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition features supermodel Halima Aden wearing a burkini on the cover. The National's Pop Panel breaks down the complex values at play.
  • 2019
  • 00:11:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National Canadians, politicians targeted by foreign interference, electronic spy agency says

Canadians are vulnerable to foreign interference in this fall's federal election — and the meddling is already underway, according to a new report from the federal electronic spy agency, Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).
  • 2019
  • 00:03:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National Political cartoons: Where free speech runs up against poor taste

For the second time in two weeks, a political cartoonist is apologizing for his depiction of former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould in newspaper commentary on the SNC-Lavalin scandal. So, in an arena where free speech runs up against poor taste, is there a line? And if so, who defines it?
  • 2019
  • 00:02:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

The National Ottawa's fight with Netflix reignites age-old debate: what is Cancon and who should pay?

Canadian studios and production crews are busier than ever before, thanks in part to demand from foreign streaming giants such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. At the same time, those American behemoths are being accused of not contributing their fair share to produce Canadian content and culture. But what exactly constitutes Cancon?
  • 2019
  • 00:02:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

The National Can a law really stop fake news?

India, the world's biggest democracy, heads to the polls in just a few months. It's a country where fake news has actually killed people, something the government is looking to stop by making the dissemination of fake news against the law. But can a law actually stop fake news?
  • 2019
  • 00:02:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

The National Diversity in film now extending to critics

CBC News looks at how the Toronto International Film Festival is helping more diverse movie reviewers in the spotlight this year.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

News in Review - December 2018 Certain Death: A Mexican Journalist Fights Deportation

When Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto fled his home country with his son back in 2008 he thought his ordeal was over. Mexico is known to have one of the highest murder rates of reporters in the world – just behind war zones like Syria and Afghanistan. Journalists are killed there at a rate of about one per month, according ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2018

The National Tracking bots in the lead-up to the U.S. midterms

Various sites, apps and dashboards have been created to track everything from fake accounts to hashtag hijacking in the lead-up to the U.S. midterms. In this dispatch from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Steven D'Souza looks at the role social media and fake news will play in this November’s elections, and meets the people being tasked with tackling the problem.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

Studio K Gary Worries About the News

Sometimes the things we hear on the news can be scary. Gary wonders what to do when you hear about things that worry you.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:11
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/08/2018

News in Review - October 2018 Safeguarding Social Media: Facebook's Challenge

Facebook has been the shooting star of social media platforms. Nothing could stop its meteoric rise as two billion users signed up to communicate and share online. But recent scandals from fake news to extremist content have plagued the firm and users are losing trust. If the firm cannot secure personal information and stop hackers, how can users feel safe? ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/16/2018

The National Brexit and U.S. political strategies creep into Canada

Brexit and U.S. political strategies are creeping into Canada via micro-targeting, which delivers tailored messages to specific people who are inclined to react.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/13/2018

The National Researching the spread of fake news and its impact

Researching the spread of fake news and its impact was the focus of a new report from MIT researchers on how rumours can spread faster and farther than the truth. Perhaps one of the more surprising findings is the suggestion that humans are a bigger issue in the spread of fake news than the bots that often get blamed.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/28/2018

News in Review - March 2018 Trump vs. the Media: The War on Journalism

US President Donald Trump has declared a war on mainstream media. His repeated allegations of "fake news" is undermining the credibility of the fourth estate. As a result, journalists say the integrity of their work is more important now than ever. We take a look at how the media is responding to this war on journalism.
  • 2018
  • 00:20:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

The National Infiltrating North Korea, one USB drive at a time

A small army of activists in Halifax is infiltrating North Korea, one USB drive at a time. It's all about getting tiny pieces of information into a country that tries to shelter its population from the outside world. Students at Dalhousie University are making videos of life in Halifax and putting them on the USB drives. They are they sent ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2018

CBC Docs POV Sickboy

Follow 29-year-old yoga instructor Jeremie Saunders as he lives openly with cystic fibrosis (CF) and looks for ways to remove the stigma attached to chronic illness and disease. Jeremie has grown up in Halifax dealing with CF, with a daily routine that involves using an atomizer and taking dozens of prescription pills. But he keeps a positive outlook and chooses ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2017

CBC Docs POV Mohamed Fahmy: Half Free

Set against the spectre of growing global terrorism, and in an era of vicious attacks on press freedom around the world, Mohamed Fahmy: Half Free is a character study of a Canadian-Egyptian journalist who was jailed for pursuing the truth. With exclusive interviews with some of the world’s most respected journalists who worked alongside Fahmy covering the Arab Spring, the documentary is ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2017

News in Review - October 2017 Social Influencers: Leveraging Popularity for Paydirt

In a world where those with the most followers means popularity and leverage, there’s a new celebrity in town. They’re called social influencers. They tweet, blog and video their brand picks all the way to the bank. And companies are willing to spend big bucks to get their endorsement if they can link their brand to new customers. But what ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

Canada: The Story of Us Connected (1824-1890s)

Inventors and entrepreneurs dream of uniting the country through the latest design and technology – and make their fortunes. An extraordinary generation will revolutionize transportation, engineering and communications, making Canada the high-tech superstar of a newly-wired world. Features stories/events include: building the Welland Canal, Cunard steamships, the Victoria Bridge, telegraphy, newspapers. Important note for teachers: This series is intended to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017