[Hpr] Regarding episode 3414 and COVID-19 disinformation

BK Navarette bknavarette at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 15:29:47 PDT 2021


I thought content wasn't edited on hpr.

Brian-in-ohio

On 9/17/21 17:21, Joshua Knapp wrote:
> Would it be possible to actually flag 3414 with the information to the 
> CDC or other reputable source of information?  Similar to how YouTube 
> and other services flag posts like this?
>
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 2:17 PM Klaatu <klaatu at mixedsignals.ml> wrote:
>
>     It is objectively true that people are dying from Covid-19, and if
>     that didn't
>     concern the Hacker Public Radio community, I'd be saddened and
>     disappointed in
>     all of us.
>
>     Most listeners of HPR are not on this mailing list.  I propose we
>     combat the
>     disinformation in 3414 with *several* episodes of correct
>     information. I
>     believe the best cure for ignorance is knowledge.
>
>     People already believe that "critical thinking" (read: ignoring
>     scientific
>     evidence and "doing your own research" even though you have no
>     access to Covid
>     patients or laboratories) will expose "the truth" behind Covid. 
>     Episode 3414
>     isn't introducing anybody to these ideas.
>
>     Episodes in response to it, however, could be the thing that gives
>     someone the
>     courage to stop all of their head-in-the-sand "critical thinking"
>     and to start
>     listening to the experts.
>
>     I'm happy to do an episode in response, and in fact I'll post one
>     later today.
>     I'd be happier still if anybody responding to this thread does the
>     same.
>
>     -klaatu
>
>
>
>
>     >
>     > brian-in-ohio
>     >
>     > On 9/17/21 15:09, 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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