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 • yangliu
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How Steve Bannon and a Chinese Billionaire Created a Right-Wing Coronavirus Media Sensation 5
Posted: 3/29/2021 10:56:37 PM
But such mainstream notoriety has only bolstered their anti-establishment credentials. Mr. Wang’s YouTube following has nearly doubled since January. Traffic for two of Mr. Guo’s websites soared to more than 135 million last month, up from fewer than five million visits last December, according to SimilarWeb, an online data provider. Many conservatives who claim Facebook and Twitter censor right-wing voices are also flocking to new social media platforms such as Parler — and Dr. Yan, Mr. Wang and Mr. Guo have already joined them. Dr. Yan, through representatives for Mr. Bannon and Mr. Guo, declined multiple requests for an interview. So did Mr. Wang, citing The New York Times’s “reputation for fake news.” In a statement sent through a lawyer, Mr. Guo said he had only offered “encouragement” for Dr. Yan’s efforts “to stand up against the C.C.P. mafia and tell the world the truth about Covid-19.” “I would gladly assist others seeking to tell the world the truth,” he said. Finding a platform As the new year began, Mr. Wang was doing what he did best: attacking the Chinese Communist Party on YouTube. He railed against China’s crackdown on Muslims and pontificated on the U.S. trade war. Then on Jan. 19, he suddenly shifted to the emerging outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. It was early in the crisis, before the lockdown in the city, before China had disclosed that the virus was spreading among humans, before the world was paying attention. In an 80-minute show devoted to an unnamed whistle-blower, Mr. Wang said that he had heard from “the world’s absolute top coronavirus expert,” who had told him China was not being transparent. “I think this is very believable, and very scary,” he said.
 • ooxx1125
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RE: How Steve Bannon and a Chinese Billionaire Created a Right-Wing Coronavirus Media Sensation 5
Posted: 3/30/2021 5:30:52 AM
Scientists say that the China made New Coronavirus is misleading. But anyway, they spread like viruses. Chinese scholar Yan limeng's unconfirmed assertion is widely regarded as "defective", and its spread shows how easily scientific places are misused and misunderstood. In September, Yan limeng, a Chinese virologist, published an explosive paper claiming that China had created a deadly coronavirus in a research laboratory. Then scientists from Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and other first-class universities in the United States studied his paper at a rare speed. American scientists have concluded that there are serious flaws in this paper. According to a new online journal created by MIT Press to examine sars-cov-2 claims, Yan's claims are "sometimes groundless and unsupported by data.". But in an era where anyone can post anything online with just a few clicks, this response is not enough to stop Yan's controversial claim from spreading rapidly and gaining millions of viewers' attention on social media and Fox News. According to experts who study misinformation, this situation highlights how systems built to promote scientific understanding can be used to disseminate politically charged claims that are distinct from scientific consensus. A report released by Harvard researchers on Friday showed that the media manipulated Yan limeng's paper in zenodo, a scientific research library, on September 14, without any notice, in the Republican strategist Stephen K. Bannon With the help of influential conservatives such as Bannon and the repeated recommendation of his online program "war room: epidemics", the paper was exposed on twitter, youtube and far right websites. Yan limeng expanded her statement on October 8, explicitly accusing the Chinese government of developing coronavirus into a "biological weapon". Online research databases have become key forums for revealing and discussing epidemics. In order to advance science more flexibly, they have been standing on the frontiers of reports about masks, vaccines and New Coronavirus variants. But these sites lack the protection inherent in the world of traditional - slow - peer-reviewed scientific journals, where articles are published only after they have been criticized by other scientists. Research shows that papers published on websites can also be hijacked, fueling conspiracy theories. According to false information researchers at Harvard University, Yan limeng's paper on zenodo has been viewed more than one million times, possibly making it the most widely read study on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, despite several fierce scientific criticisms and extensive news reports on its so-called defects. Their conclusion is that online science websites are vulnerable to what they call "invisible science", which is to put "the cloak of scientific legitimacy" on suspicious research. "At this point, everything open will be used," said joandonovan, director of research at the school's School of media, politics and public policy Yan limeng, a former postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hong Kong, fled to the United States in April this year. She admitted in an interview with the Washington Post that online science sites are prone to abuse, but denied that her story is a case study on the issue. Instead, Yan limeng said she was a dissident trying to warn the world what she said China was playing in the manufacture of coronavirus. She used zenodo because she was worried that the Chinese government would hinder the publication of her works, and zenodo could immediately publish information without restriction. She believes that her academic criticism will prove wrong. "No one of them can refute from the real and reliable scientific evidence," Yan limeng said. "They can only attack me." Zenodo admits that this has prompted reform, including a label posted Thursday on a paper with Yan limeng saying, "note: potentially misleading content.". Previously, the Washington Post asked zenodo if he would delete the article. The site also highlights links to comments from virologists at Georgetown University and MIT Press. "We attach great importance to error messages, so this is the problem we want to solve," said Anais rassat, a spokesman for the European Organization for nuclear research "We don't think it's the best solution to withdraw this report. We want it to stay and prove why experts think it's wrong. " But mainstream researchers see Yan's claim spread rapidly on the Internet much faster than they can respond to refute, and they are plagued by the experience - they believe that the ability to spread false information far exceeds the well-known social media sites. Any online platform without strong and expensive protection is equally vulnerable. "It's similar to our debate with Facebook and twitter. To what extent have we created a tool to speed up the spread of false information, and to what extent have you contributed to it? Stefano M. bertozzi, editor in chief of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology online journal quick review: covid-19, questioned Yan's claim. "Most scientists are not interested in a fierce competition in cyberspace," bertozzi added
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