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One Degree Friday March 19 2021

How Canadians can use social media to help debunk COVID-19 misinformation

You do not need statistics to know that health-related misinformation is rampant on social media, including with respect to COVID-19. But here are some jarring examples anyway: Statistics Canada reported that nearly all Canadians saw COVID-19 misinformation online; only one in five Canadians always check the accuracy of online COVID-19 information; and half of Canadians shared COVID-19 information they found online without knowing whether it was accurate.

THE CONVERSATION

A Look at MLB’s 2021 Technology, Innovation and Fan Engagement Initiatives

Major League Baseball executives previewed their technology, innovation and fan engagement initiatives yesterday for the 2021 season. Though some fans will be permitted to attend games in a reduced capacity at various ballparks, most will still be consuming the sport exclusively through broadcast and digital platforms.

SPORT TECHIE

Video Game Sales Could Soar to $189.3 Billion This Year

2020 was a big year for video game growth, fueling upside for Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (TSX:EGLX)(OTCQB:ENGMF), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), and Roblox Corp. (NYSE:RBLX). In fact, with the pandemic keeping millions of people at home last year, video game spending in the U.S. totaled $56.9 billion for 2020.

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