[Hpr] Regarding episode 3414 and COVID-19 disinformation

James Toebes james at toebesacademy.com
Fri Sep 17 15:33:25 PDT 2021


I  agree with leaving it as is,  no editing, removal or disclaimers.
 There were suggestions of if you disagree, record your own response.
  

Any action against the episode will quench the open nature. 

HPR has always had episodes that I like and dont like.  I have the
ability to skip listening or not listen.

On Fri, 2021-09-17 at 18:29 -0400, BK Navarette wrote:
> 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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