The alleged threat on social media has once again emerged as a top concern for senators, whistleblowers and members of the press. They are very concerned about fanning the flames of hatred on Facebook, compromising with US democracy and spreading misinformation about Kovid.
Concerned neo-hippies and their global warming, i’ll tell ya New York Times?
The paper record had to print long corrections for a major error in Thursday’s news article. The story was about other countries’ attitudes towards vaccinating young people and whether a single shot would be better than two because of the risk of heart disease in adolescents. The article erroneously claims that since the onset of the epidemic, nearly one million U.S. children – 900,000 – have been hospitalized with precisely COVID COVID-1.
Real numbers? About 63,000 from August 2020, when statistics were first available.
And when that was the biggest mistake, it was The only mistake was not In the story. According to the amendment, the reporter “misrepresented the steps taken by regulators in Sweden and Denmark” and misrepresented the timing of an important meeting of the Food and Drug Administration.
There were no new junior reporters in this job. The author was the paper’s chief coronavirus representative, Apurba Mandabilli. (His bio, which Comments That he won the Victor Cohen Award for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting in 2019, appearing under revision.)
This is not Mandabili’s first questionable article. In early August, Five Thirty EightNat Silver complained against him that the Provincial Town study on the spread of the Delta variant was in a “misleading and disturbing way”.
The way you and NYT initially created Provincial Town results has led to a horrific incident of stolen editing and backtracking, which is confusing and hyperbolic to both experts and the general public. pic.twitter.com/U2FfjromAl
– Nate Silver (ate NateSilver538) August 4, 2021
Mandabili tweeted, most recently in May 2021, that the Lab Leak theory of the origin of Covid-1’s was “racist” in its origins. He eventually deleted that tweet but doubled down on the feeling.
In general, his epidemic report revealed a paranoid oblique. But Thursday’s article wasn’t just skewed; It was wrong, wrong, wrong.
Congress will probably not call Mandabili before the hearing to answer questions about the threat Bar Its confusing the readers. People generally accept that traditional traditional media sometimes makes mistakes, even many times. And indeed, it would be morally, constitutionally, and practically wrong for the federal government to try to pressure misinformation in the mainstream media. That is exactly what the first amendment to the ban did. Facebook’s reach could be bigger than that New York Times‘, But the principles are not all that different.
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