[Hpr] Regarding episode 3414 and COVID-19 disinformation

Mike Ray mike at raspberryvi.org
Fri Sep 17 15:41:47 PDT 2021



OK. So if I did a podcast about how to make a bloody great truck bomb to
park under Canary Wharf, would that get removed?

How about a podcast about how to make novichok?

Freedom of speech has its limits.






On 17/09/2021 23:29, 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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Michael A. Ray
Analyst/Programmer
Witley, Surrey, South-east UK

He/him

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when
there is nothing left to take away." -- A. de Saint-Exupery



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