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The Spotted at Laurier Twitter page is NOT a factual source: How social media is spreading false information on COVID-19

If you’re a student at Wilfrid Laurier University, you are likely to be aware of the unofficial student Twitter page Spotted at Laurier (@SpottedLaurier), where students send in content to be anonymously tweeted. This account is well-known for its shoutouts to cuties on campus, ranting or raving about student life and asking for advice about university life.  However, with the […]

by Marina Black· · Opinion ·
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University of Waterloo student creates trivia game to combat COVID-19 misinformation

In an effort to combat COVID-19 misinformation, Ridhi Patel, a third-year science major at the University of Waterloo, created a video game called Quarantrivia.  This educational game was made with the intention of dispelling myths and misconceptions about the virus.  “It’s a game that I’ve developed as a side project, essentially in my own time in collaboration with Dr. Nissimov […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·