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Coming Soon: Scaling Truth?

If Nassim Nicholas Taleb is right (which he almost always isn’t), and truth is artisanal, then we are fucking toast! Disinformation is already automated, right?! Thank Christ, this may be another example of Taleb saying something that sounds superficially appealing but which might not hold up under proper scrutiny. Disinformation and truth are both emergent…

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Lessons from the Jewish community for fixing #auspol

Lessons learned from the bare-knuckle politics of Jewish communal life can be applied to #auspol. There are ways forward. We just need decent, serious people – not dilettantes. And we really need decent media that reaches everybody. Welcome to the Meta Meta Monkey Punk Auspol weekly wrap up and welcome to my head cold. However…

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Failures of Automation: Misunderstanding the Hierarchy of Evidence

Folks who are into methodological blood sports would be hard pressed to find a more engaging fight than that between the Cochraneists and the Clinicians over oseltamivir (Tamiflu). You may or may not remember the rush to stockpile this anti-viral drug after the bird flu pandemic of 2005. The stockpiling came on the back of…

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The C word

This foul mouthed, inaugural Meta Meta conversation ranges from the C word and feminism, to the biological underpinnings of patriarchy, to how shit the 90s were and why Arabic pop is actually the best kind of pop! You heard me! Home We publish on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin…

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The Best of Twitter – All In One Spot!

The Best of Twtitter All in One Spot! Enjoy our curated Twitter feeds that put the best of Twitter all in one spot. Asher Wolf – #auspol, privacy, good governance, & human rights Tweets by @Asher_Wolf Adam Jacoby – #auspol, direct democracy Tweets by @adamajacoby Denise Shrivell – #auspol, good governance, & human rights Tweets…

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  • White House says it will not take part in Monday's impeachment hearing – live December 6, 2019
    The House judiciary had invited Trump’s representatives to attend but his legal team declined because ‘the process is unfair’Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 9.59pm GMT That’s it from me on the blog today. My west coast colleague, Maanvi Singh, will take over for the next few hours.Here’s where […]
    Maanvi Singh in San Francisco (now) and Joan E Greve in Washington (earlier)
  • BBC debate: Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit, NHS and racist language – live news December 6, 2019
    Conservative leader faced off against Labour leader in last televised debate before the electionJohnson v Corbyn: who won the day?How credible are Corbyn and Johnson’s BBC debate claims?Sign up for the election briefing 9.39pm GMT And here is the verdict from the YouGov poll.Leaving aside your own party preference, who do you think performed best […]
    Andrew Sparrow (now) and Sarah Marsh (earlier)
  • Strip-searches are a form of state-sanctioned violence that must stop | Peta Malins December 6, 2019
    Let’s bring in reforms to ensure our children and young people no longer have to endure the toxic brutality of these practices One of the most important lessons I have taught my two young children is that they do not have to give anyone a hug or kiss unless they want to. They understand their […]
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  • Over a dozen killed in Baghdad when gunmen open fire on protesters December 6, 2019
    Attack follows mass stabbings in Tahrir Square, a focus of the anti-government movement At least 14 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded when gunmen in cars opened fire on a protest camp in Baghdad, sending people running for cover in nearby mosques. Three of the victims were police officers.The attacks on Friday […]
    Staff and agencies in Baghdad
  • British diplomat in US resigns, saying she can't 'peddle half-truths' on Brexit December 6, 2019
    Alexandra Hall Hall, Brexit counsellor in Washington, described UK government’s ‘use of misleading or disingenuous arguments’The British diplomat in charge of explaining Brexit to the US government, Congress and public, has resigned, saying she was no longer prepared to “peddle half-truths on behalf of a government I do not trust”.Alexandra Hall Hall, the Brexit counsellor […]
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  • Angela Merkel makes first visit to notorious Nazi death camp December 6, 2019
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made her first ever visit to the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz. Ms Merkel also brought a donation of 60 million euros ($97 million) which will go to a fund to conserve the physical remnants of the site – the barracks, watchtowers andThe post Angela Merkel makes first […]
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  • For jeweller Antoinette Campbell, good karma is as important as a good price December 6, 2019
    As more people seek out second-hand engagement rings to save money, a Melbourne jeweller is taking the unconventional step of offering "detachment ceremonies" to cleanse items from toxic break-ups.The post For jeweller Antoinette Campbell, good karma is as important as a good price appeared first on theIndependents.
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  • Program for jailed mothers encourages stronger family bonds December 6, 2019
    A program at a north Queensland prison is helping mothers change their attitudes towards parenting and family relationships in an effort to break the cycle of incarceration.The post Program for jailed mothers encourages stronger family bonds appeared first on theIndependents.
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  • Angela Merkel makes first visit to Auschwitz for $97 million conservation effort December 6, 2019
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made her first-ever visit to the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz. Merkel also brought a donation of 60 million euros ($A97 million) which will go to a fund to conserve the physical remnants of the site - the barracks, watchtowers and personal itemsThe post Angela Merkel makes first […]
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  • The year’s best political cartoons are on display, and lampooned politicians are the biggest fans December 6, 2019
    Cartoonists drew heavily on this year's federal election campaign in their quest to entertain — and to keep the country's leaders honest.The post The year’s best political cartoons are on display, and lampooned politicians are the biggest fans appeared first on theIndependents.
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