[Hpr] Regarding episode 3414 and COVID-19 disinformation

Jeroen Baten jbaten at i2rs.nl
Fri Sep 17 12:22:45 PDT 2021


I have not heard the episode yet but agree with you that health
disinformation is a plague that should be dealt with.


Jeroen Baten

On 17-09-2021 21:09, nihilazo via Hpr wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been wanting to contribute another episode to HPR for years but
> have not got around to it yet. However I am more skeptical to lend my
> voice to HPR after the publication of episode 3414, which spreads
> anti-vaccine and conspiratorial ideas and promotes vitamin B3 as a
> vaccine alternative (which has some benefits, as a preventative
> alongside the vaccine, but is no replacement, and studies are still
> fairly preliminary).
> I understand that usual HPR policy dictates that episodes are not to
> be edited or removed after they are uploaded but in the case of this
> episode I think it's irresponsible for Hacker Public Radio to leave it
> up, especially in the midst of a global health crisis.
> Are there any plans to deal with this episode's potentially harmful
> content?
> Thanks,
> Nico
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