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The pandemic vs. freedom of the press

By Mark A. Bonta / April 2, 2020 / Comments Off on The pandemic vs. freedom of the press

The free flow of information, and the responsible practice of journalism, are critical for the preservation of democratic society at a time of global pandemic. Both public health and public accountability are at stake. The Daylighter’s latest coronavirus brief takes a look at how press freedoms, and the public interest, are under pressure the world […]

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Briefs: Expert mocked on Twitter; Maine homesteaders (mostly) are prepared

By Josh Wilson / March 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Briefs: Expert mocked on Twitter; Maine homesteaders (mostly) are prepared

Expert mocked for alarmist tweetstorm The data were in before the pandemic began, and one scientist tried to sound the alarm. A Harvard epidemiologist using Twitter tried to warn society back in January about the global threat COVID-19 represented. He was ignored, ridiculed, or asked to tone it down, in one case by the elite […]

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