Saturday, April 13, 2024
CNN and Coronavirus

Ivermectin and Televised Mainstream News: A Case Study of Propaganda

Abstract Televised mainstream news (TMN) may be relaying intentionally misleading descriptions and narratives that are effectively synonymous with propaganda. This study proposes that TMN knowingly...
Freedom of Expression Denied

Threats to Freedom of Expression: Covid-19, the ‘fact checking counter-disinformation industry’, and online harm...

(Also published by PANDA and at PANDA substack) We are living through an era in which freedom of expression is evaporating. Numerous scientists have been...

Global Health and the Art of Really Big Lies

(Also published by Brownstone Institute and PANDA.) Prologue: The art of Really Big Lies In a former role I had a boss who lied a lot....
The Worst Thing About Censorship

Misinformation or Public Debate?

Introduction In recent years, there has been an upsurge of concern about online misinformation and disinformation, with efforts to thwart it. In many cases, claims...

The Covid-19 Pandemic: Destroying Human Bonds and Health as Central to a Larger Agenda

As of this writing, the world approaches the second anniversary of the declared Covid-19 pandemic. In these two years, we have collectively experienced what...

Between Administration and Society: Camus, Plagues, and Coronavirus

Abstract: This article examines the relevance of Albert Camus’s novel, The Plague, for understanding the rationales and actions taken by state actors in the CoVid-19 crisis. Because...

From Insulin to mRNA Therapy: 100 Years of Progress and Regress in Medical Science

The 2021-22 period marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto. In October 2021, the University of Toronto...

Symposium: Prospects for Rights in the COVID-19 Times

Editors’ Note: There is no shortage of scholars who have come out publicly to say that the story of COVID-19 is a story about...
Defibrilator Paddles

Resuscitating the Comatose: The Defibrillating Fine Art of John Whitehead

Introduction Michelangelo mastered mannerism, Georges Seurat pointillism, Vincent Van Gogh impressionism, Edvard Munch expressionism, and Pablo Picasso cubism. The multiplicity of movements developed by countless...