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Social media: Untrue post about #Covid19 in Czech Republic – That untrue post did not age well but became government policy

Social media: Untrue post about #Covid19 in Czech Republic – That untrue post did not age well but became government policy

One week ago, a fake Tweet spread like wildfire, then crossed over to Reddit. One week later, the fake and false information in that tweet has now become official US government policy for everyone to wear randomly designed, randomly built, out of random material face masks to protect against Covid19, even though there is not only no supporting evidence, there is a 2015 paper that found that cloth masks used by health care workers were likely worse than wearing no mask at all!

Social media: Facebook app being used to track people vis a vis Covid19 lockdowns

Social media: Facebook app being used to track people vis a vis Covid19 lockdowns

The researchers also draw on data tracked by Facebook showing reductions in movement as restrictions have been adopted. Facebook shares aggregate information with researchers based on people using its app with location tracking enabled. Source: ‘Strong evidence’ seen that Oregon’s coronavirus restrictions are working – oregonlive.com

Social media: Did 21 million cell phones really disappear in China?

Social media: Did 21 million cell phones really disappear in China?

A random “factoid” of vanishing cell phones has reasonable alternative explanations. Media reports love “factoids” – little snippets of items or numbers that add little to the story but enable them to pretend they’ve found something. Random correlations of X and Y are a favorite selection for factoids,

Coronavirus Hall of Shame, Part 2

Coronavirus Hall of Shame, Part 2

Young people have been engaged in reckless behaviors that are killing people, all for fun, of course, and to generate more views on their social media. Nest post will look at the “adult” covidiots who have done nearly equally idiotic activities.

“Extremely Likely” does not mean what you think it means

“Extremely Likely” does not mean what you think it means

Greta Thunberg says it is “extremely likely” she had Covid-19 during the past two weeks but in reality, while it is possible she had Covid-19, there is no evidence to support her “extremely likely” claim. She is a propaganda platform and this type of messaging is inappropriate in regards to Covid-19.