CBC News: The National on YouTube has the story.
False claims about the origins of Canada’s wildfires have received millions of views online. The National’s Adrienne Arsenault talks to investigative reporter Justin Ling about who’s behind the misinformation and why they’re pushing it.
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Video of helicopter performing planned burn doesn’t show Canada’s wildfires are ‘staging’
CLAIM: Video of a helicopter dropping flames over treetops in Canada shows that the country’s wildfires are “staged.”
AP ASSESSMENT: False. Footage shows firefighters performing a planned burn last weekend at the Donnie Creek wildfire in northeast British Columbia. The ignition was being used to help contain the fire by removing fuel, not to spread it.