Behind the Headlines


First published in 1940 as a pamphlet series focused on contemporary Canadian foreign policy, Behind the Headlines evolved first into a quarterly current affairs magazine, and then into its current form as a policy paper series. The various iterations of Behind the Headlines shared a focus on international affairs and Canada’s place in the world, as well as an overriding goal of producing material accessible to a wide audience from academics and policy professionals to journalists and informed citizens. The views expressed in Behind the Headlines are those of the authors.


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Volume 66

Securing Canadian Elections: Disinformation, Computational Propaganda, Targeted Advertising and What to Expect in 2019

September 2018    |    By: Samantha Bradshaw    |    Vol. 66 No. 3

In this new policy brief, CIC Senior Fellow Samantha Bradshaw explores the challenges pertaining to social media manipulation as they relate to Canada’s upcoming federal election, and provides some practical and concrete steps for industry, government and Canadian citizens to enhance both the integrity and security of the information ecosystem in Canada.