About the campaign.

Way to go! You checked to see if we were legit.

(Don’t stop here! You can also check what other reliable sources are saying: search “MediaSmarts” in your browser to find out more about us.)

“Check First. Share After” is a campaign dedicated to stopping the spread of misinformation during COVID-19, created by MediaSmarts in partnership with the University of Alberta’s Health Law Institute with the support of the Government of Canada and media partners including Bell Media, Corus, Facebook, and others.

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Media Smarts

MediaSmarts is Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy. For the past 25 years MediaSmarts, a registered charity, has advanced digital and media literacy in Canadian schools, homes and communities, developed and delivered high-quality Canadian-based digital and media literacy programs and resources, and conducted and disseminated research that contributes to the development of informed public policy on issues related to media.

Read more about us here.