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@Mediagazer@mstdn.social
2024-05-13 01:50:21

The publisher of Hunterbrook Media failed to disclose it owns a stake in a rival to a company that was recently the subject of a critical Hunterbrook article (Max Tani/Semafor)
semafor.com/article/05/12/2024

@Mediagazer@mstdn.social
2024-05-13 01:50:21

The publisher of Hunterbrook Media failed to disclose it owns a stake in a rival to a company that was recently the subject of a critical Hunterbrook article (Max Tani/Semafor)
semafor.com/article/05/12/2024

@incurablehippie@verified.mastodonmedia.xyz
2024-04-12 12:59:10
Content warning: Conversion therapy, homophobia, transphobia

I wrote to the UK Council for Psychotherapy after they withdrew from the Coalition Against Conversion Therapy... [1/2]

I am writing to you with extreme concern about UKCP’s decision to pull out of the Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy and the Coalition Against Conversion Therapy.
As a lesbian who has been offered conversion therapy twice, once by a psychiatrist, once by a church leader, it was profoundly damaging to even have these authorities suggest I should do it. 
I didn’t go ahead with it – either time – but others are less lucky than me in that respect and are even more harmed than I was.
And believe me, I was harmed by the offers. 
We live in a homophobic and transphobic world and those of us who are LGBTQIA+ are left in no doubt that the world wants us to be straight, to be cisgender. Sometimes we submit to that pressure and people damage us further because we are so desperate to fit in. So desperate to be seen to be acceptable.
It is vital that we are protected from this, whether as children or adults, by joining the 27 countries that have outlawed anti-LGBTQI+ conversion therapy. For an organisation like UKCP that has such authority, an organisation that is clearly made up of stakeholders in this discussion, to back out of their commitment to oppose it, is crushing.
More to the point, it’s creating an atmosphere where queer people feel less able to seek help because they do not trust that the professional body for ps…
We already live in a world where LGBTQI+ people are not safe. This is indisputable. 
What UKCP has done is make the world even less safe for us than it was a few days ago. And those who might really benefit from the help of your members now have even less faith in the reliability and the trustworthiness of your registered clinicians. 
Will we get a therapist who wants to counsel us straight, or wants to counsel us cis, if we get a UKCP-registered therapist? Will those therapists now feel like U…
@unchartedworlds@scicomm.xyz
2024-06-16 07:16:09

Vaccine deceit from the US
"Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to incite fear of China vaccines"
"The effort to stoke fear about Chinese inoculations risked undermining overall public trust in government health initiatives...
"Academic research published recently has shown that, when individuals develop skepticism toward a single vaccine, those doubts often lead to uncertainty about other inoculations."
#USA #vaccines #deceit #China #Philippines

@pbloem@sigmoid.social
2024-05-09 10:57:52

Whether you're broadly pro or anti AI, one thing that is important for all sides, is that we have a decent repository of information that is verifiable.
Ideally, written and checked by humans, but failing that a mix of humans and AI, where each checks the other recursively.
I don't think this can ever be done perfectly, but a trust network with strong identity management seems to be a good place to start.

@benrosstransit@mastodon.social
2024-06-03 19:01:41

People have known for a quarter-century that the main internet business model is what anti-trust scholars have long called predatory pricing. Operate at a loss to bankrupt the competition, then use your monopoly power to charge prices far above the cost of making the product. What we've learned recently is that on the internet, the monopoly power isn't used to make the price higher but to make the product less valuable.

@bencurthoys@mastodon.social
2024-06-04 15:15:13
Content warning: uk satire

The New Anti-woke National Trust
youtube.com/watch?v=NitbrQ3pgG

Abortion pill case spotlights rightwing judge and his wife’s shadowy connections
Does that remind you of Clarence Thomas?
Judge💥 James Ho💥 ruled to restrict #mifepristone.
👉His wife Allyson is linked to the anti-abortion group that brought the case
Ho’s failure to recuse himself from the case illustrates why public trust in the judiciary is eroding.
One recent survey …

@pbloem@sigmoid.social
2024-05-09 10:57:52

Whether you're broadly pro or anti AI, one thing that is important for all sides, is that we have a decent repository of information that is verifiable.
Ideally, written and checked by humans, but failing that a mix of humans and AI, where each checks the other recursively.
I don't think this can ever be done perfectly, but a trust network with strong identity management seems to be a good place to start.

@benrosstransit@mastodon.social
2024-06-03 19:01:41

People have known for a quarter-century that the main internet business model is what anti-trust scholars have long called predatory pricing. Operate at a loss to bankrupt the competition, then use your monopoly power to charge prices far above the cost of making the product. What we've learned recently is that on the internet, the monopoly power isn't used to make the price higher but to make the product less valuable.

@newsie@darktundra.xyz
2024-03-21 14:51:49

Here's the U.S. Government's Antitrust Case Against Apple 404media.co/us-government-anti