Covid-19 Misinformation Is Not Controlled on Radio and Podcasts

Self-described “citizen reporter” pastor Rick Wiles endorsed a conspiracy theory in a recent episode of his podcast: Covid-19 vaccines were “the product of a global coup by the worst human gang in human history.” “It’s an egg that turns from an egg into a synthetic parasite and grows inside your body,” Mr. Wiles said on […]

Covid-19 Misinformation Is Not Controlled on Radio and Podcasts

“People develop really close relationships with podcasts,” said Evelyn Douek, senior research fellow at Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute. “This is a parasocial environment. There’s something about sound that people are really into. ” Marc Bernier, a talk radio host in Daytona Beach, Fla., whose program is available to download or stream on iHeart […]

Our brain is in a “controlled hallucination” state.

Finally, the vision scientists figured out what was going on. It wasn’t our computer screens or our eyes. it was mental calculations that brains do when we see. Some people unconsciously deduced that the dress was in direct light and mentally removed the yellow from the image, so they saw blue and black stripes. Others […]

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