William Shatner’s Tweets Are a Classic Case of Misinformation Spread | Slate | Circa April 2017

  You can learn a lot on the internet, and on Wednesday, a Twitter spat between a doctor and William Shatner—of Star Trek fame, with 2.5 million followers—taught us just how easily cranks and charlatans can manipulate the information out there. This isn’t a surprise, really—misinformation is everywhere, particularly online—but the exchange was such a perfect … Continue reading William Shatner’s Tweets Are a Classic Case of Misinformation Spread | Slate | Circa April 2017

An open letter to William Shatner on autism awareness | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa April 2017

I see that you have been involved in a rather large tweet storm this weekend, focusing on your support for Autism Speaks. My guess is you would agree that 140 characters at a time is far too limiting to take on a complex discussion. Open letters such as this are as well, but at least … Continue reading An open letter to William Shatner on autism awareness | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa April 2017

What Should You Do When Your Favorite Celebrity Gets Autism Wrong? – Pacific Standard | Circa June 2017

Talking (and tweeting) with Kim Rhodes and William Shatner about learning to be an autism ally. By David M. Perry Kim Rhodes. (Photo: The CW) Kim Rhodes’ voice   Kim Rhodes’ voice crackles with static as she calls me from her car. The actress, best known for her recurring role in the long-running show Supernatural, promises me … Continue reading What Should You Do When Your Favorite Celebrity Gets Autism Wrong? – Pacific Standard | Circa June 2017

It’s a strange world, after all: Orac vs. The Shat and fake news over…Autism Speaks? | ScienceBlogs | Circa April 6, 2017.

Orac is attacked by Capt. Kirk using fake news over the course of several days. Truly, it is a strange world.   " First, a little background is in order. I didn't delve into the hundreds of Tweets that led up to this, other than superficially, but what appears to have happened is that Shatner, … Continue reading It’s a strange world, after all: Orac vs. The Shat and fake news over…Autism Speaks? | ScienceBlogs | Circa April 6, 2017.

Dan Olmsted & Age of Autism | Wikipedia

Dan Olmsted From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  (Redirected from Age of Autism) Dan Olmsted (1954?-2017) was a journalist and former senior editor for United Press International (UPI), a news agency of the Unification Church company News World Communications. Olmsted wrote a series of reports suggesting a link between vaccination and autism, a hypothesis which has been disproven.[1] His columns on health and medicine appeared regularly in The Washington Times and were syndicated nationally from UPI's Washington … Continue reading Dan Olmsted & Age of Autism | Wikipedia