"allergic to the truth" - here's a good documentation of just how real that is. Video documents how doctors were being arrested for "spreading rumours" early on, thus vastly worsening the problem.
I'd point out that what we see on birdsite and similar is essentially exactly the same thing - just not as extreme.
If you still think the term "fake news" is meaningful or useful, please reconsider. That is a child's view of the world, with no depth.
@waxwing been following this closely and am of two minds... had upcoming travel in mind to conferences/workshops in paris, dakar, nyc and sf... my current thought is to cancel them all and work alone in an isolated place for a few months
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