[Hpr] Regarding episode 3414 and COVID-19 disinformation

Carl Chave online at chave.us
Fri Sep 17 19:47:36 PDT 2021


I'm Carl, but not the same Carl (aka CoGo) that did episode 3414. I
wish everyone well and hope to submit a show soon!

Carl

On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 7:15 PM Mike Ray <mike at raspberryvi.org> wrote:
>
>
> With the greatest respect to the people of New Zealand, which have done
> a great job in general, and their prime minister, who is a superstar,
> the country has a population of half of that of London. So no wonder it
> has been easy to keep infections down.
>
>
>
>
> On 17/09/2021 23:56, Klaatu wrote:
> > Content is frequently edited on HPR. Our shownotes team is very active in
> > maintaining relevant shownotes, correcting errors, and so on.
> >
> > Technically, we also prepend and append audio to episodes that require intro
> > and outro sequences.
> >
> > I think links to some country's disease control could be useful in the
> > shownotes. After all, the show host *is* encouraging people to think
> > critically about a disease, so providing a link to knowledgeable sources of
> > information seems in line with what that episode is [technically] all about.
> > I'm not convinced that the US's CDC is the best source of information,
> > however. I propose the New Zealand government site, as NZ has been able to
> > keep casualties and breakouts pretty low. https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/about-covid-19/
> >
> > On Saturday, September 18, 2021 10:29:47 AM NZST 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
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> Witley, Surrey, South-east UK
>
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