Our Links & Misinformation Database keeps track of every domain that is shared on Twitter using #CDNPoli. The links shared on #CDNpoli are categorize as followed

Blacklist

Imposter, parody, misinformation (aka … ‘fake news’) and malicious websites, often disguised to appear like a mainstream news organization and may include articles on regular news and events with intent to mislead. Includes known bad actors, based on lists by Politifact and Buzzfeed News.

Business/Industry Association

Websites for business or industry organizations which advocate on issues and policies that affect business and economic interests.

Government

Website domains for governments and governmental bodies at all levels.

NGOs

Websites for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profit, civil society organizations which operate independent of government to address specific issues or causes.

Mainstream Media (CA)

Media organizations that report on news, issues and events at local, provincial, national and international levels. Includes domains owned and operated by news and media organizations listed at News Media Canada, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and Magazines Canada.

Official Parties

Registered and eligible political parties and candidates at the federal level in Canada. Includes domains owned by Canadian political parties as listed by Elections Canada.

Other/Misc. Sites

Includes websites that don’t fit into any other category, or that have not yet been categorized.

Partisan Sites

Websites with content that includes articles and reporting on news, issues and events. Partisan sites are often rooted in a particular political or ideological point of view and can appear similar to mainstream media.

Redirects

Redirects are URL shortener for long web links. These URL shorteners redirect users to a variety of websites (including those that might be more appropriately categorized in one of our other link categories.) Once a domain has been labelled as a redirect, it will be counted as the url it redirects to.

Satire

Websites that use satire, humor or irony to entertain readers and explore contemporary political and social issues. They are non-partisan and target both sides of the political spectrum.

Social Media

Includes links to content shared on other social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit,*Chan, TikToK, Tumblr, etc…