Quickies: The myth of Patient Zero, Dr Oz and olive oil, and what Gamergate should’ve taught us about the alt-right
- What Gamergate should have taught us about the alt-right – “The similarities between Gamergate and the far-right online movement, the “alt-right”, are huge, startling and in no way a coincidence. After all, the culture war that began in games now has a senior representative in The White House.”
- On the dangerous AIDS myth of patient zero and the book that started it all – “The media’s love affair with the myth of HIV/AIDS’ “Patient Zero” at the expense of the truth, much less the people and communities most vulnerable to the epidemic, began in October 1987.”
- Dr Oz being sued for false claims about olive oil – “Only laboratory testing can objectively determine purity according to Eryn Balch, EVP of NAOOA. She told me over the phone that there are two main criteria for evaluating olive oil–quality and purity. Oz’s episode is one of the latest and most prominent in a string of media gaffes confusing quality and purity.”
- Five newsletters to help you take action against Trump today and everyday – From Mary.
- Cute Animal Friday! Look at this adorable bunny. And they may not be traditionally cute, but I love these baby stingrays.