Fox News article on the left. See the headline. It actually links to the Washington Post article on the right as its source. See that headline. And if you read the article it says the US actually ranked 19th on risk and vulnerability to biologial threats. And if you look at the report it doesContinue reading “Comparing Fox News & Washington Posts coverage of the same story”
Friends, coronavirus is going to hit us really bad. A lot of us are going to be affected disproportionately. The really bad news is that those of us who are struggling financially are going to be hit even worse. When bad news is coming exponentially, things still seem kinda fine until suddenly they are not.Continue reading “Coronavirus: Bad news are coming exponentially, we need to prepare”
Exact same testimony, exact same words being reported. CBS says “Sondland confirms a quid pro quo”. Fox says “Sondland confirms Trump told him no quid pro quo”. Now it may seem like one of them is blatantly lying. But that’s not true. They are reporting different aspects. Sondland confirmed he thought there was supposed toContinue reading “Sondland Testimony, CBS vs Fox, ‘quid pro quo’ or not?”
Social media is becoming a public good. And it needs alternative funding models as a for-profit approach doesn’t always work. I just found out about WikiTribune, an alternative social network focused around news, built by the co-founder of Wikipedia. Check it out!
If someone was to ask us, “have you ever seen a monkey wearing a pink bikini and red lipstick?”, we’d probably say no. But to come up with the “no”, here’s the mental process we usually follow. We imagine a monkey, a pink bikini, and red lipstick. Then we check, how “hard” was it toContinue reading “Trump’s influence trick: simply evaluating a lie can make us believe it”