[Hpr] Regarding episode 3414 and COVID-19 disinformation

Kevin O'Brien zwilnik at zwilnik.com
Sat Sep 18 05:01:28 PDT 2021


I thought the episode in question combined large measures of
misinformation and sloppy thinking, though there was a useful nugget
about Vitamin D, for which there is good evidence.

That said, I have always maintained that if you disagree with a show,
you should record your own show. Or not. I let it go by because I
don't want HPR to turn into an ongoing shouting match. This is a
division in society (though predominantly in the US), and it won't go
away.


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On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 3:09 PM nihilazo via Hpr
<hpr at hackerpublicradio.org> 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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