Kaleigh Rogers

Senior Reporter

Kaleigh Rogers is a senior reporter with CBC news covering disinformation online.

Latest from Kaleigh Rogers

Robocalls tell voters to head to the polls a day late

Elections Canada says it has received reports of misleading robocalls made to voters suggesting voting actually takes place on Tuesday — the day after election day.

Kinsella consulting firm worked to 'seek and destroy' Bernier's PPC party, documents say

Warren Kinsella’s Daisy Group consulting firm was behind a social media campaign to put the People’s Party of Canada on the defensive and keep leader Maxime Bernier out of the federal leaders’ debates, according to documents provided to CBC News.

Canadians' misperceptions about immigration reflect disinformation online: experts

A recent poll from the Angus Reid Institute suggested most Canadians didn't understand where immigrants to Canada come from or how many are refugees.

Trudeau 'blackface' discussion surged online and then waned after 3 days, report finds

The day Time magazine published its report on a photo of Justin Trudeau wearing blackface, discussion exploded online. But less than a week later, online posts about the scandal had all but disappeared, according to new research from McGill University. 

An old photo of Stephen Harper in Indigenous garb is being misrepresented online

In an attempt to defend the images of Justin Trudeau in blackface, people are sharing an out-of-context photo of former prime minister Stephen Harper from when he was named an honorary chief.

An old photo of Stephen Harper in Indigenous garb is being misrepresented online

In an attempt to defend the images of Justin Trudeau in blackface, people are sharing an out-of-context photo of former prime minister Stephen Harper from when he was named an honorary chief.
Analysis

Canada banning Christian demonstrations? How a private member's bill sprouted fake news

A story with a headline claiming Canada was going to "Ban Christians from Demonstrating in Public," grew from an online ecosystem of spin and scare tactics. CBC News tracked this particular example back through time on social media to uncover where it came from and how it evolved over time. 

False online rumour claims RCMP chief is married to Bill Morneau's cousin

Despite a lack of evidence, many people were quick to share a rumour of a family connection between Brenda Lucki and the finance minister, and to claim the relationship is the reason why the RCMP has not launched a formal investigation into the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Facebook advertisers can write their own headlines for shared news stories

Advertisers are able to write their own copy, when sharing a link as an advertisement on Facebook, potentially opening the door for misleading ads to spread.
Analysis

Political disinformation is rampant online. How can voters cope?

Disinformation, misinformation and just good old-fashioned politicking started spreading online well ahead of the formal election call.

Misleading Trudeau 'joke' video demonstrates the political power of editing

A misleading video claiming to show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bragging about bribing Canadian media has been viewed more than 250,000 times online.

Child-killer story shows how parties use dubious news to push campaign messages

A story in a British newspaper claiming that a convicted child killer could be sent to Canada is one of the latest salvos in a Twitter battle between Liberals and Conservatives that plays on old news while sowing confusion about the parties' positions on key issues.

Misinformation circulating online stokes fears of voter fraud ahead of federal election

Misunderstandings about voter requirements have many on social media expressing fears about voter fraud ahead of the federal election.

Twitter bots emerge ahead of Canadian election, but influence is unclear

Automated Twitter accounts run by software instead of human beings are active on the social media platform, but experts say there are limits to their reach.

Mysterious political robotexts may just be the start in a new era of 3rd-party ads

Canada Strong and Proud is just one of many new third-party players entering the scene for the first time this election—and they’re a whole different breed from the groups of elections past.