The Conspiracy Virus: COVID-19 misinformation in the US | The Listening Post

On The Listening Post this week: How a conspiracy documentary hijacked US social media and fuelled misinformation on COVID-19. Plus: Peru and the art of digital homeschooling. COVID-19 misinformation in US So much about this pandemic remains unknown, which is why reporting on it is so challenging. A lack of scientific consensus, heavy-handed government policies, … Read more The Conspiracy Virus: COVID-19 misinformation in the US | The Listening Post

Wall Street Week – Full Show (05/22/2020)

May.22 — One of the most iconic brands in financial television returns for today’s issues and today’s world. This week’s Wall Street Week features David Westin’s interviews with Former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Bank of America Chairman & CEO Brian Moynihan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D), and Union Square Hospitality Group Founder & CEO … Read more Wall Street Week – Full Show (05/22/2020)

We need to combine social science and big data for contact tracing: Tett

May.22 — Gillian Tett, Financial Times Editorial Board Chair, says that big data cannot stand on its own to fulfill contact tracing and tracking needs. She also points to the importance of psychology in consumers’ readiness to re-engage with the economy. She joins David Westin on “Bloomberg Wall Street Week.”

Amidst Lockdown, Philippines’s Largest TV Network Goes Off Air | The Listening Post

On The Listening Post this week: The Filipino government has forced local television network ABS-CBN off the air. Plus, COVID-19 is used as a cover to stifle voices of dissent in Hong Kong Amidst lockdown, Philippines’s largest TV network goes off air The consensus of presidents and prime ministers just about everywhere has been that … Read more Amidst Lockdown, Philippines’s Largest TV Network Goes Off Air | The Listening Post

Wall Street Week – Full Show (05/01/2020)

May.01 — One of the most iconic brands in financial television returns for today’s issues and today’s world. This week’s Bloomberg Wall Street Week features host David Westin’s interviews with Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, Eurasia Group Founder & President Ian Bremmer, and Former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano. The conversations examine … Read more Wall Street Week – Full Show (05/01/2020)

Central banks cannot address solvency crises of companies and consumers: Tett

May.01 — Gillian Tett, Financial Times Editorial Board Chair, distinguishes between the liquidity crisis that central banks are trying to prevent and the solvency issues that their measures cannot address. She warns that we are moving towards a solvency crisis as lockdowns continue. She joins host David Westin with her insight on “Bloomberg Wall Street … Read more Central banks cannot address solvency crises of companies and consumers: Tett

AOC Tears Into ‘Unacceptable’ Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Friday she opposed the recent stimulus bill because it was ‘unacceptable.’ “I’m looking at this bill and then I have to look at it and think about voting for it and then coming back to my community and tell teachers, you still need to scramble to help the nurses. And tell … Read more AOC Tears Into ‘Unacceptable’ Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Afrobeat founder and iconic drummer Tony Allen dies aged 79

IN THE PAPERS – Friday, May 1: We look at editorial reactions as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to break his silence about sexual assault allegations. Also, legendary Nigerian drummer and afrobeat founder Tony Allen dies suddenly aged 79. Finally, a new challenge, this time for museum curators: posting your weirdest objects on display! … Read more Afrobeat founder and iconic drummer Tony Allen dies aged 79

On the importance of teaching colonial history | Studio B: Unscripted (web extra)

In this excerpt from Studio B: Unscripted, writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch and lawyer and former footballer Enola Aluko reflect on their experiences finding an identity and overcoming their so-called ‘imposter syndromes’. Hirsch shares her views on the need for British institutions to come to terms with the country’s history of Empire. Her first book … Read more On the importance of teaching colonial history | Studio B: Unscripted (web extra)

On data and privacy, can we put the genie back in the bottle? | Studio B: Unscripted (web extra)

In this excerpt from Studio B: Unscripted, award-winning award-winning Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, Christopher Wylie discuss what they see as the way forward in data regulation. In 2012 Ressa set up the digital news platform, Rappler, known for its tough scrutiny of the government. She is currently facing charges of fraud, … Read more On data and privacy, can we put the genie back in the bottle? | Studio B: Unscripted (web extra)

On Working-Class Institutions and Video Games | Studio B: Unscripted (web extra)

In these two short excerpts from Studio B: Unscripted, award-winning illustrator and writer Molly Crabapple shares what she has learned through canvassing on behalf of the Bernie Sanders political campaign. And best-selling author and playwright Paul Mason describes why he is concerned about the dissemination of far-right messaging in video games. Crabapple has chronicled the … Read more On Working-Class Institutions and Video Games | Studio B: Unscripted (web extra)

Reporters Plus: female genital mutilation in Europe

France 24 takes an in-depth look at one of the issues making headlines around the world, with a distinctive editorial slant and style different to that on other round-the-clock news channels. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our … Read more Reporters Plus: female genital mutilation in Europe

The Point: Is WSJ fair in linking WHO to “disinformation”?

As U.S. fiercely fights COVID-19, some politicians are attempting to blame the WHO for “conspiring” with China in a coverup. What’s so disturbing about the WSJ editorial piece? And what’s the media’s role in the WHO-China smear campaign? Guests: Rick Dunham, Co-Director, Global Business Journalism Program, Tsinghua University. Liu Yunyun, Associate Executive Editor & Chief … Read more The Point: Is WSJ fair in linking WHO to “disinformation”?

British journal ‘Nature’ apologizes for associating virus with Wuhan and China

British journal Nature has issued an apology for its past labeling of the new type of coronavirus. In an editorial entitled “Stop the coronavirus stigma now,” the publication says it had mistakenly associated the virus with China and the city of Wuhan. It acknowledges that this may have led to stigma and discrimination, and worries … Read more British journal ‘Nature’ apologizes for associating virus with Wuhan and China

Live: Are Western media picking sides in WHO-China controversy? 西方媒体是否渲染世卫组织“偏袒中国”?

As U.S. is fiercely fighting against the #COVID19 , some politicians are attempting to blame the World Health Organization(#WHO ) for “conspiring” with China in a coverup. This week’s Headline Buster looks at how Western media are covering the controversy and show you what’s so disturbing about a Wall Street Journal editorial piece titled “WHO … Read more Live: Are Western media picking sides in WHO-China controversy? 西方媒体是否渲染世卫组织“偏袒中国”?