Manage episode 296710554 series 2471317
News stories are frequently updated, clarified or corrected online, after they've been published. But when there's no disclosure that a story has been changed, something's usually up.
Producer/reporter Alex de Boer digs deep into one such case, when an article in Victoria News about a demonstration in support of the Wet'suwet'en protests originally centred an Indigenous land defender. That version disappeared without explanation, and a new, drastically different story suddenly appeared in its place, along with a video from Victoria's Police chief, containing claims of violence that people present say, are simply not true. How and why were these changes made? Why were they not explained? Did the police demand, and receive, a re-write? And what can we learn about Black Press, the newspaper chain that publishes Victoria News and many more B.C. papers?
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