Sean Illing interviews David Michaels edited by O Society May 27, 2020 A new book explains how corporations create and spread a climate of doubt around science and expertise. Johnson & Johnson announced this week it will stop putting talc, a mineral linked to asbestos, in its baby powder products. The move comes after years of … Continue reading Agnotology: Inside Corporations’ War on Science
https://youtu.be/yjW9UXoKU2s Trump resembles Ravishing Rick Rude or Ric Flair more than an actual president — maybe it's why so many Americans love him! by Chauncey deVega edited by O Society May 27, 2020 The election of Donald Trump is easy to understand, if you know where to look for answers. In a wide-ranging interview … Continue reading Kayfabe or Shoot? PayPal’s Peter Thiel on Donald Trump’s WWF Wrasslin’ Moves
Supposedly we spent more than three years preparing for an information apocalypse. Why couldn’t we stop it with the coronavirus? by Craig Silverman edited by O Society May 25, 2020 Two years ago, a video of former president Barack Obama calling President Donald Trump a “total and complete dipshit” was uploaded to YouTube. As the shock … Continue reading the Information Apocalypse is Already Here and Reality is a Loser
No matter the details of the plot, conspiracy theories follow common patterns of thought by John Cook edited by O Society May 21, 2020 A sign of the times: a disinformation video called Plandemic recently went viral. Despite being taken down by YouTube and Facebook, it continues to get uploaded and viewed millions of times. The video … Continue reading A Plandemic of Pandas: Pandemonium in a Planetarium… wait, WTF?
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by Julia Wong interviews Carl Bergstrom edited by O Society May 2, 2020 Carl Bergstrom is uniquely suited to understanding the current moment. A professor of biology at the University of Washington, he spends his career studying two seemingly disparate topics: emerging infectious diseases and networked misinformation. The two merged into one the moment reports of … Continue reading There is No Absolute Truth: On Covid-19, Misinformation, and Bullshit
Trump Administration was Warned Before His Inauguration of Flu-like Epidemic Coming edited by O Society April 25, 2020 NYC Poison Control Calls for Bleach, Lysol Double After Trump Recommends Taking Disinfectant "Donald Trump suggests injecting disinfectant is one way to combat COVID-19," the city said Saturday. https://youtu.be/0y5rmmmxN_4 In the 18 hours after the president's suggestion … Continue reading 1 Out of 1 Experts Agree: TidePods Cures Coronavirus