The hottest Misinformation Substack posts right now

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Webworm with David Farrier 11301 implied HN points 05 Feb 24
  1. With the rise of AI-generated content and misinformation, we are losing the ability to distinguish reality from fiction on social media.
  2. Our online experiences are increasingly filled with unrealistic and manipulated images and stories that shape our perceptions.
  3. There is a growing concern that the blurred lines between reality and non-reality online are impacting important real-world decisions and behaviors.
Popular Information 13994 implied HN points 11 Jan 24
  1. Elon Musk has been spreading false and misleading claims about voting, advocating for severe restrictions like eliminating early voting and mail-in ballots.
  2. Musk's opinions on non-citizen voting and mail-in ballots are not supported by facts or studies on election fraud and security.
  3. Claims by Musk promoting Voter ID requirements as a way to enhance election security overlook the barriers such requirements pose, especially for marginalized communities.
Pierre Kory’s Medical Musings 8254 implied HN points 18 Jan 24
  1. Dr. Hoffe faced consequences for raising concerns about Covid vaccine safety and experienced backlash from the medical community.
  2. The College hired an expert who criticized Dr. Hoffe's statements on Covid, but Dr. Kory disputes the conclusions, pointing to evidence that the expert report was biased.
  3. Dr. Kory provided a detailed expert report defending Dr. Hoffe, highlighting the efficacy of ivermectin in preventing Covid and criticizing the disinformation tactics used to suppress this information.
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Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends 618 implied HN points 14 Mar 24
  1. Mainstreaming of trafficking myths linked to QAnon by concerned moms has increased during the pandemic
  2. Misinformation about trafficking and its portrayal in online narratives can be harmful and misdirect resources
  3. Trafficking victims are often marginalized or vulnerable, and trafficking is not limited to just sex trafficking
Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality 361 implied HN points 14 Mar 24
  1. Having neighbors who vote for Donald Trump could lead to a higher chance of dying from the Covid Plague.
  2. The difference in Covid outcomes between counties may not be due to behavioral factors, but rather to vaccination rates influenced by political views.
  3. Vaccination rates seem to be linked to political figures like Donald Trump, showing how politics can impact public health.
The DisInformation Chronicle 670 implied HN points 22 Feb 24
  1. Misinformation researcher Sander van der Linden was caught lying and spreading misinformation, tarnishing his credibility.
  2. The incident sheds light on the concern that 'misinformation research' might be used for political purposes to silence dissent on controversial topics.
  3. Van der Linden's behavior on social media and Wikipedia highlights potential manipulation to create a false image of credibility and promote personal research.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack 884 implied HN points 11 Feb 24
  1. There is an effort to nullify voices of scientists and doctors who oppose mRNA technology and vaccines, attempting to make them change their stance.
  2. Insiders are suggesting a move to persuade high-ranking anti-mRNA voices to soften their language and reports to prepare the public for acceptance of mRNA technology.
  3. Be cautious of potential infiltration by individuals admired and followed in the areas of mRNA technology and vaccines, as there may be attempts to misdirect and sway public opinion.
The DisInformation Chronicle 405 implied HN points 01 Mar 24
  1. The COVID pandemic exposed flaws in science writing, with inaccurate reporting on various issues like vaccines, masks, and the origin of the virus.
  2. It is crucial to distinguish between science writing and journalism, as science writers often rely on experts' opinions without conducting investigative reporting.
  3. The case of Jon Cohen, labeled 'Crooked Cohen,' showcases a prime example of misleading pandemic science writing, emphasizing the importance of accurate and unbiased reporting.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack 1415 implied HN points 10 Jan 24
  1. There were lies about asymptomatic spread of COVID-19.
  2. False claims were made about the effectiveness of masks in preventing transmission.
  3. The safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines were questioned.
The DisInformation Chronicle 815 implied HN points 31 Jan 24
  1. COVID Inquiry in the UK highlights failures of lockdown policies and issues with government advisors
  2. Top government advisors criticized media for promoting harmful COVID misinformation
  3. Journalists pointed out contradictions in the statements of government advisors during the inquiry
After Babel 1118 implied HN points 03 Jan 24
  1. Researchers should stop using the Global Burden of Disease study for analyzing mental health trends.
  2. The youth mental health crisis is not just limited to America, but is an international issue in many Western countries with high levels of smartphone adoption.
  3. The Global Burden of Disease study underestimates changes in mental health statistics since 2010, especially in depression, self-harm, and suicide rates.
kareem 6898 implied HN points 29 May 23
  1. The Texas Attorney General faced impeachment from fellow Republicans due to a series of serious legal and ethical issues.
  2. A fake image of a Pentagon explosion caused brief panic in the stock market, highlighting the impact of misinformation.
  3. The text reflects on the complex relationship between oneself and their body, portraying it as a companion through struggles and joys.
In My Tribe 243 implied HN points 18 Feb 24
  1. Misinformation experts can be biased and self-serving when classifying content, leading to selective communication in modern democracies.
  2. The social consensus on freedom can be fragile, with liberties suddenly deemed 'Problematic' by media outlets.
  3. Political beliefs are often about tribal alignment rather than logical reasoning, making persuasion through reason challenging.
Unmasked 151 implied HN points 25 Feb 24
  1. The media is pushing for people to wear N95 masks indefinitely, despite lack of evidence on their effectiveness
  2. Vaccines and boosters are being portrayed as insufficient protection against viruses, encouraging continued mask-wearing
  3. Misinformation in the media is causing confusion by spreading inaccurate claims about rising COVID infections and the effectiveness of N95 masks
Vinay Prasad's Observations and Thoughts 110 implied HN points 21 Feb 24
  1. Apoorva Mandavilli is giving lectures on misinformation even though her articles have many corrections
  2. The errors in Apoorva Mandavilli's articles raise concerns about her credibility
  3. It's important to address the issue of misinformation and accuracy in journalism
Silver Bulletin 169 implied HN points 31 Jan 24
  1. People argue on the internet for various reasons, with different levels of precision and competitiveness.
  2. When making political contributions, it's more effective to donate to downballot candidates, causes, or effective charities, rather than major-party presidential or high-profile races.
  3. Controversies about platforms like Substack raise concerns about the spread of misinformation and the importance of critical thinking among the public.
Torture Chamber Small Talk 179 implied HN points 27 Jan 24
  1. Be cautious about following medical advice from unverified sources, even if they have a large following.
  2. Some wellness trends promoted on social media platforms like TikTok can be risky and lack scientific backing.
  3. Avoid jumping on health trends without proper research and consideration of potential risks.
The Honest Broker Newsletter 1707 implied HN points 21 Jun 23
  1. Misinformation in climate science is a significant issue, especially due to outdated climate scenarios like RCP8.5 and RCP4.5.
  2. Scientific integrity is crucial to uphold in producing accurate information for policy-making.
  3. Financial conflicts of interest can complicate expertise, leading to the perpetuation of misinformation.
Your Local Epidemiologist 1523 implied HN points 27 Jun 23
  1. Harassment against scientists, including stalking, bullying, and threats, has become a common and serious issue online and offline.
  2. Many scientists, both male and female, have reported experiencing harassment, threats, and emotional stress, particularly women in the field.
  3. The high levels of harassment and threats have led to many scientists withdrawing from social media and public engagement, creating a gap in scientific communication and community trust.
Singal-Minded 1623 implied HN points 15 Jun 23
  1. The American Medical Association and Endocrine Society's statement on youth gender medicine is filled with misinformation and non sequiturs.
  2. There are concerns about the lack of rigorous research supporting the use of puberty blockers in youth gender medicine.
  3. Major medical organizations have been criticized for spreading misinformation on sensitive and politicized topics, leading to questions about their trustworthiness.
Oliver Bateman Does the Work 157 implied HN points 26 Jan 24
  1. Misinformation online can be rampant and dangerous, especially when created by exploiting the absence of accurate information.
  2. AI-generated content is becoming more prevalent, but it often sacrifices accuracy for speed and efficiency.
  3. Access to reliable information may become a privilege, leading to an information divide between those who can afford it and those who can't.
Injecting Freedom 45 implied HN points 08 Mar 24
  1. The post discusses whether the polio vaccines used in the United States can stop infection and transmission of the polio virus, focusing on the IPV vaccine mandated for grades K-12.
  2. It questions the effectiveness of the vaccine in preventing polio transmission in school settings, prompting readers to consider their answer of 'Yes' or 'No'.
  3. To access the full post and answer, readers are encouraged to subscribe for a 7-day free trial to the Injecting Freedom newsletter.
Your Local Epidemiologist 1224 implied HN points 20 Jun 23
  1. Debating vaccine science can create false equivalence and be time-consuming and dangerous.
  2. Live debates can prioritize charm over data and lead to logical fallacies and dead-end discussions.
  3. Some debates are worthwhile when participants are open to changing their minds and when the subject matter is not politically or religiously polarized.
Injecting Freedom 29 implied HN points 12 Mar 24
  1. Tetanus vaccines used in the U.S. are part of a combination vaccine mandated for grades K-12 to prevent transmission of tetanus in school settings.
  2. Some believe that the tetanus vaccine stops infection and transmission of the tetanus bacterium.
  3. There is a 7-day free trial to access more information on the effectiveness of tetanus vaccines in preventing infection and transmission.
Vinay Prasad's Observations and Thoughts 176 implied HN points 04 Jan 24
  1. FDA commissioner Robert Califf is making inappropriate claims about vaccines and boosters on Twitter.
  2. Califf's claims are not supported by randomized trials, which go against FDA standards.
  3. Califf is spreading misinformation and using low quality evidence, acting more like a Pfizer spokesperson than a respected academic and scholar.
Unmasked 67 implied HN points 14 Feb 24
  1. CDC facing criticism and misinformation from some 'experts' after updating guidance, sparking debates over COVID policies and decisions.
  2. There is ongoing discussion about the accountability and responsibility of those involved in pandemic decisions to achieve permanent resolution.
  3. A reader-supported publication sharing views on COVID measures and advocating for awareness and recognition of mistakes made during the pandemic.
Weaponized 17 implied HN points 17 Mar 24
  1. Measles cases are rising in the US due to anti-vaccine misinformation, with outbreaks reported in various states
  2. Misinformation contributes to declining vaccination rates and has led to a resurgence of measles outbreaks
  3. Vaccination coverage above 95% is crucial to prevent measles outbreaks due to the highly contagious nature of the virus