Tagged: YouTube

Social media must confront its role in terrorism - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 22, 2019

Dr Paul Ralph By live-streaming the Christchurch mosque shooting, Facebook has drawn our collective attention, once again, to the role of social media in mass shootings and terrorism. Each time something like this happens, the tech giants claim to be doing everything they can, the tech pundits bemoan the problem as intractable, and the politicians fail … Read More

Are Google and Facebook Responsible for the Medical Quackery They Host? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 30, 2018

Michael Schulson Social media algorithms help charlatans spread autism cures, vaccine disinformation, and AIDS denialism through online videos. Who’s really to blame? Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury is an Indian engineer with, he says, an honorary Ph.D. in diabetes science from Alliance International University, a school in Zambia that bears many of the hallmarks of an online scam. He … Read More

Protecting your Web - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Feb 29, 2012

What a mad day.  I’ve been happily tweeting/Facebooking/Google Plussing these links today, and figured I should just get it over and point to them in a brief blog post. This post will cover protecting your web browsing habits, tracking who’s tracking you, and how to better encrypt your traffic. So, yes.  First things first. Your [...] … Read More

’Other ways of knowing’ and their result. - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 28, 2011

Here’s a little clip from one of Richard Dawkins presentations. I think it’s a fitting illustration of what science would be like if epistemologically it behaved the way religion does. It also ridicules the concept that religion has “other ways … Continue reading → … Read More

Rational morality - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 03, 2011

Here’s a great video. It’s not short (31 mins) but its well worth watching right through – or downloading and watching later. Even watching several times, the speaker is so eloquent and precise with his language. In it Scott Clifton … Continue reading → … Read More

Avoiding possible catastrophe — even if you are confused - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 20, 2011

Here’s a nice little video from Greg Craven. It’s arguing for an approach to the climate change controversy which doesn’t involve understanding complex science – risk management. It’s a sensible approach. one that governments and organisations often take when they … Continue reading → … Read More

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