Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

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A440
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Re: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Mon May 13, 2019 1:24 am

Here is another tricky site which is just one of several sites which promote a health scare concerning WiFi and 5G technology:

radiationhealthrisks.com

The site makes claims based upon papers which can at best suggest that there maybe links between observed effects in control groups and exposure to WiFi signals (no conclusive proof whatsoever). This is the nadir of fake science at its trickest and should be rated accordingly.

Here is just one example from this sites links:
In conclusion, the present findings suggest that Wi-Fi exposure may exert gender-related alterations on neural activity associated with the amount of attentional resources engaged during a linguistic test adjusted to induce WM.
No clear results, just a "suggestion" that there is some causality involved, yet this is enough for the site to state that "Are there really dangerous levels of RF radiation in my home? The truth in today’s world is “yes”, very much so. Often very dangerous levels of radiation!"
This is what a science bs site looks like.

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Re: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by huckleberrypie » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:24 am

A440 wrote: ↑
Mon May 13, 2019 1:24 am
Here is another tricky site which is just one of several sites which promote a health scare concerning WiFi and 5G technology:

radiationhealthrisks.com

The site makes claims based upon papers which can at best suggest that there maybe links between observed effects in control groups and exposure to WiFi signals (no conclusive proof whatsoever). This is the nadir of fake science at its trickest and should be rated accordingly.

Here is just one example from this sites links:
In conclusion, the present findings suggest that Wi-Fi exposure may exert gender-related alterations on neural activity associated with the amount of attentional resources engaged during a linguistic test adjusted to induce WM.
No clear results, just a "suggestion" that there is some causality involved, yet this is enough for the site to state that "Are there really dangerous levels of RF radiation in my home? The truth in today’s world is “yes”, very much so. Often very dangerous levels of radiation!"
This is what a science bs site looks like.
I've had a client who asked me on Facebook if I could permanently disable Wifi on their kids' tablets. I guess she must be one of those who believed in such malarkey, though it's understandable as to why some would be cautious over electromagnetic radiation being emitted by the devices we use.

Anyway, here are two other sites which might as well deserve the red rating as they're nothing more than fly-by-night yellow kid sites:
echilon.com
cracsip.com

Both sites just showed up out of the blue, and while their news items such as "Amazon to Close Food Delivery Service on June 24" do seem true I wouldn't trust a random blog to spit out news items regardless, especially if it was delivered through unsolicited emails.

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A political disinformation site

Post by A440 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:25 pm

Here is a site, run by Republican consultants, who engage in disinformation and libel:
vicimediagroup.com

As per a New York Times article on them:
nytimes.com/2019/06/29/us/politics/biden-trump-consultant-disinformation.html

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