Categories
Advocates & Activists BS & The Quackery Divergent News Healthcare & Wellness

An Ex-Google Employee Turned ‘Whistleblower’ and QAnon Fan Made ‘Plandemic’ Go Viral – VICE

Zach Vorhies leaked documents to the right-wing group Project Veritas, then became a committed anti-vaxxer and promoter of QAnon. In an April video, he laid out his plan to promote ‘Plandemic.’ Source: An Ex-Google Employee Turned ‘Whistleblower’ and QAnon Fan Made ‘Plandemic’ Go Viral – VICE

Categories
Advocates & Activists Autistic History Celebrities & Stigma Culture & Community Divergent News william shatner

Memoirs Of The Non-Neurotypical – Planet S

  “ I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was this Lousy Anxiety Disorder Sarah Kurchak Douglas & McIntyre For all the groups that define themselves as advocates for the autistic community, there’s one voice that’s noticeably quiet: the one of autistics themselves.   +++++++++ Full disclosure: Sarah Kurchak is a good friend. We […]

Categories
Advocates & Activists billy mann BS & The Quackery Culture & Community Divergent News eve reiland jim sinclair Parenting

Autism Speaks Is A Source of Ugly, Not The Solution for Autistics Being Bullied On Tik Tok. A$: Focus On Your Own Bullies & Mess. | Eve Reiland

Autism Speaks has no business getting into an online protest about Autistics being mocked, stigmatized and bullied. All they’re going to do is make it worse and then claim some ‘advocacy’ victory to try and look like the ‘good guy’. This horrible, brutal mockery of Autistics online and in person … this is the culture […]

Categories
Advocates & Activists Aging & Disability Culture & Community Divergent News

Washington Post’s depictions of autism shift from “cause and cure” to acceptance, study finds

  The Washington Post‘s depiction of autism has shifted over the years from a focus on “cause and cure” toward one of acceptance and accommodation, say the authors of a study that examined 315 articles published from 2007 to 2017. The findings, which appear in the current online edition of Disability and Society, suggest that media representations […]

Categories
Advocates & Activists BS & The Quackery Divergent News Healthcare & Wellness

These disinformation researchers saw the coronavirus ‘infodemic’ coming

Joan Donovan, Claire Wardle and Kate Starbird have been preparing for this moment for a decade.   For a handful of disinformation researchers, the information crisis that has unfolded around the coronavirus pandemic seemed inevitable. Joan Donovan, Claire Wardle and Kate Starbird have been preparing for this moment for a decade, capturing the data of […]

Categories
Advocates & Activists autism speaks BS & The Quackery Culture & Community Divergent News

OPINION: Autism Speaks’ rebranding co-opts neurodiversity | The Student Life

Autism Speaks is rebranding.The organization celebrates its 15th birthday this year and its wish, apparently, is for a “kinder, more inclusive world.” To that end, Autism Speaks is changing its well-known blue puzzle piece logo to include a range of colors reminiscent of a sunset across the bottom of the logo.Meanwhile, many actually autistic people, […]