The Fifth Estate and The Making of a Smear

Opinion
By
Mark Bourrie
June 29, 2023
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An organization called Friends of We has posted YouTube videos taking apart The Fifth Estate’s false claim that WE Charity used latrines — washroom buildings — as part of its count of classrooms built in Kenya. They also show how The Fifth Estate made false claims that WE Charity was blocking them from visiting schools.  These videos and the reproduced documents are devastating. They show how the CBC edited video interviews and ignored documents to push claims that they knew, or could have easily determined, to be false.