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Investigating a CRA tax scam / Climate Change in the News / Covering Cannabis

A tax scam has taken Canadians for millions of dollars. Investigative journalists decided to track down who's behind it.
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Cannabis in Canada - what’s it like to be a pot reporter? (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

It’s suddenly the hottest job in journalism - cannabis reporter. Diana talks to Solomon Israel of Winnipeg Free Press and The Leaf News about how he approaches reporting on pot. Watch The Investigators Thursdays at 7:00 pm on CBC Television; Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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CRA Scammers Tracked Down; Covering Cannabis (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

Thousands of Canadians have gotten calls from scammers posing as the CRA and threatening legal action if people don’t pay up - CBC’s Marketplace tracked down the scammers, we ask them how they did it. Plus, Cannabis is about to become legal, so what kind of coverage should Canadians expect? Watch The Investigators Thursdays at 7:00 pm on CBC Television; Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Reporting Celebrity Suicides/ Seymour Hersh on Trump/ Media Blind Spot on Puerto Rico

When celebrities like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade take their own lives, the news media rush to find out what happened. But how much detail do we really need to know? And how should the media be reporting on suicide responsibly? Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Reporting Celebrity Suicides (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

When celebrities like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade take their own lives, the news media rush to find out what happened. But how much detail do we really need to know? And how should the media be reporting on suicide responsibly? Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Cricket Corruption Exposed (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

Inside Al Jazeera's investigation into high-level match-fixing in the world of professional cricket. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Russian journalist fakes own death/ Cricket Corruption Exposed/ Covering FIFA World Cup in Russia

A Russian journalist thought murdered in Ukraine shows up at a news conference to announce he's still alive, prompting a lot of questions. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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VICE Reporter v. RCMP at Supreme Court / Tracking Nunavut Spending / Inside Theranos Scandal

Should journalist Ben Makuch be forced to share with police his communications with an ISIS fighter? We speak to the VICE reporter as the Supreme Court of Canada tackles that question. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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An ISIS source with conflicting stories / Have Spies Hacked Journalism?

A returned ISIS fighter gives differing accounts of what he did in Syria to two reporters who publish independently. In the aftermath, how do they account for the differences? Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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An ISIS source with conflicting stories and the challenge for journalists (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

A returned ISIS fighter gives differing accounts of what he did in Syria to two reporters who publish independently. In the aftermath, how do they account for the differences? Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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The Fight Against Fake News: how easily could you be fooled?

French journalists shot a slick conspiracy theory-laden film to to teach students how to identify fake news.
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Fighting Fake News in the Classroom/ Challenges of Reporting on a Very Private First Lady

Fake news meant to trick viewers is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Find out how one journalist is arming students with the tools to recognize it. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Fighting Fake News in the Classroom

Fake news meant to trick viewers is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Find out how one journalist is arming students with the tools to recognize it. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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'The Cleaners' Who Scrub Social Media/Investigating the Case of Hassan Diab

Social media platforms say they want to scrub fake news and inappropriate content off their platforms. Find out who's doing some of the work of actually cleaning it up. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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'The Cleaners' Who Scrub Social Media

Social media platforms say they want to scrub fake news and inappropriate content off their platforms. Find out who's doing some of the work of actually cleaning it up. (Credit: Blue Ice Docs) Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Reporting in chaos after van attack/ Inside ‘Incel’ Ideology/ Two B.C doctors lose licence

In the chaotic moments after a deadly attack, where do journalists look for information, and how can they know if it's real? Plus, inside look at the 'Incel' ideology. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Reporting in chaos after Toronto van attack (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

In the chaotic moments after a deadly attack, where do journalists look for information, and how can they know if it's real? Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Inside ‘Incel’ Ideology (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

The common themes apparent inside 'Incel' ideology are anger, alienation and misogyny. But what else is known about it and how long has this toxic rhetoric been brewing online? Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Dissecting the Comey Transcript / Pulitzer Winner on #Metoo / Tracking Political Ads Online

ABC News releases full transcript of interview with James Comey. Is there such a thing as too much transparency? Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Dissecting the Comey Transcript (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

ABC News releases full transcript of interview with James Comey. Is there such a thing as too much transparency? Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Mosul’s Dead: when the story is dead bodies rotting in the streets, how much is too much for audiences? (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

VICE News on HBO investigates why almost a year after the end of war in Mosul, Iraq, decomposing corpses still line the city's streets. The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Covering Humboldt Crash / Mosul’s Dead: Inside VICE Investigation / Reporting on Hells Angels (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

Reporting quickly and accurately from the scene of a tragedy is what news organizations strive to do. But how to strike the right tone in a community in shock? Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Murder in the Gay Village: Investigating Deaths in the 1970s (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

Why Toronto police are reexamining unsolved murders in the gay village from the 1970s, with accused serial killer Bruce McArthur in mind. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Murder in the Gay Village: Investigating Deaths in the 1970s / Reading the Sinclair Script / Police and Deadly Force (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

Why Toronto police are reexamining unsolved murders in the gay village from the 1970s, with accused serial killer Bruce McArthur in mind. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Reading from the Sinclair Script: Why some journalists felt they had no choice (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

After a video montage of Sinclair news anchors reading the same script sparked controversy this week, journalists from Bloomberg investigated an unusual employment contract that some Sinclair employees are bound by. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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#DeleteFacebook: What's next for social media? / Investigating Online Ticket Scalping / Protecting Sources (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

How is the tech industry addressing data privacy and how much boils down to personal responsibility? Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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#DeleteFacebook: What's next for social media? (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

How is the tech industry addressing data privacy and how much boils down to personal responsibility? Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Cambridge Analytica Exposed / Drugs on the Dark Web / Murder in Slovakia (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

The investigation into Cambridge Analytica's manipulation of Facebook data became one of the biggest news stories of the week. We talk to a member of the investigative team at Britain's Channel 4 about their undercover work. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.