Eric Szeto

Eric Szeto is an investigative journalist at CBC.

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Marketplace flagged over 800 social media posts with COVID-19 misinformation. Only a fraction were removed

The world’s social media giants promised to crack down on harmful COVID-19 misinformation that has proliferated since the pandemic began, but a CBC Marketplace investigation found that when problematic posts were flagged, most weren’t labelled or removed. 
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Marketplace attended a COVID-19 conspiracy boot camp to see how instructors are targeting vaccine skeptics

A Marketplace investigation into an online boot camp organized by an American anti-vaccination activist has uncovered some of the tactics COVID-19 conspiracists are using to influence those skeptical of public health messages around the pandemic.
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Hidden camera reveals 'appalling' conditions in overseas PPE factory supplying Canadian hospitals, expert says

As global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) surges during the pandemic, so has the human cost for those making it overseas, an investigation by CBC’s Marketplace has found.
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Marketplace tested over 20 different masks. Here's what will best protect you and others during the pandemic

Public health officials have said masks are critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19, but rigorous tests conducted on behalf of CBC's Marketplace found that while some work very well, others offer little protection from particles that transmit the novel coronavirus. And one type of mask can even spread the particles to others.
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The label says 100% compostable plastic. But it's likely ending up in a landfill

You see them in a variety of products on grocery store shelves: bags, cutlery and coffee pods made of what's known as compostable plastic. But watch what Marketplace discovered about what actually happens when you put them in your green bin.
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How criminals are using the low-interest credit card scam to steal your identity

It starts with what sounds like a promising phone call: For a one-time fee, you can lower the interest rate on your credit card. But the person on the other end of the line isn't with your bank or credit card company. And what they're really after is your identity.
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Credit freezes are one easy way to protect against identity fraud — but they're not available in Canada

There's no shortage of ways for thieves to steal your identity. From data breaches to phone scams, it could happen to anyone. But as some 27,000 Canadians report being victims of identity theft every year, a Marketplace investigation reveals Canada is doing little to match the strength of protections offered in the U.S.
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Hidden camera reveals how bank employees mislead and upsell on pricey credit card insurance

A Marketplace hidden camera investigation is raising questions about how bank employees are selling a pricey and controversial product marketed to help with credit card payments if you lose your job or get sick.
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'Lives are hanging in the balance': Why some newly licensed truckers aren't ready for the road

A hidden-camera investigation by CBC's Marketplace reveals how Canada's patchwork training and testing system leaves some new truckers ill-prepared to operate tractor-trailers — the giants of the road that are involved in about 20 per cent of deadly crashes in this country.
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Microplastics found in 93% of bottled water tested in global study

The image of bottle water as clean and pure is being challenged by a global investigation that found the water tested is often contaminated with tiny particles of plastic.

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