[Hpr] Regarding episode 3414 and COVID-19 disinformation

Mike Ray mike at raspberryvi.org
Fri Sep 17 12:27:38 PDT 2021

I haven't listened to it. Don't listen to many these days, but yes I
agree it should be taken down.

On 17/09/2021 20:22, Jeroen Baten wrote:
> Hi,
> I have not heard the episode yet but agree with you that health
> disinformation is a plague that should be dealt with.
> Regards,
> 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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Michael A. Ray
Witley, Surrey, South-east UK


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