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CBC corrects claim that Russia is involved in Freedom Convoy

On February 2nd, a clarification notice was added to Power & Politics on an interview about a truck convoy protest headed to Parliament Hill.

“The clarification notice is available on the website and on YouTube for the Jan. 28 version of the show,” the CBC writes.

The clarification in the notes of the video reads:

“At 4:33, there is a question about the possibility Russian actors could be fuelling or instigating a truck convoy protest headed to Parliament Hill. The question should have referenced experts’ concerns that during the current tension over Ukraine, Moscow could use its cyber and disinformation capabilities to ‘sow confusion’ among Ukraine’s allies during a crisis.”

No expert has claimed Russia is provoking the truckers’ protest. Freedom Convoy organizers are from Alberta.