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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa June 12, 2013

News7 new results for autism   State-of-art autism center opens in upstate NYUSA TODAYThe Center for Autism and the Developing Brain is now seeing patients and families on the campus of New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Westchester Division. The new center is housed in a historic building on the grounds of the psychiatric facility that …See all stories on this topic » Autism: Red […]

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The double agent who brought down the anti-vaccine fanatics: Wendy Stephen was the mother trusted by disgraced Andrew Wakefield – only to pass on his secrets to the journalist who exposed his lies

By BRIAN DEER FOR THE DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 17:51 EDT, 4 September 2020 | UPDATED: 03:11 EDT, 5 September 2020 Almost three years into my investigation of Andrew Wakefield, the now-disgraced former medical researcher who claimed that vaccines cause autism, Wendy Stephen stepped into my life. It was June 2006 and she introduced herself in a 600-word email as the […]

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Russian-backed organizations amplifying QAnon conspiracy theories, researchers say | WHTC

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Russian government-supported organizations are playing a small but increasing role amplifying conspiracy theories promoted by QAnon, raising concerns of interference in the November U.S. election. Academics who study QAnon said there were no signs Russia had a hand in the early days of the movement, which launched in […]

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Costly, but transparent masks are boon for hard of hearing – France 24

  Paris (AFP) Transparent facemasks and shields are costly compared with classic counterparts but could prove a boon for the deaf and hard of hearing battling to communicate in the coronavirus era. The concept has started to take off, aided not least by Youtube tutorials or the likes of American football coach Nic Saban, who […]

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Amid calls for his ouster, Maryland School for the Deaf superintendent to retire early |

Maryland School for the Deaf Superintendent James Tucker announced late Thursday that he would retire from his position on Sept. 4, amid turmoil and calls for his job from alumni and parents. Tucker announced his retirement through a video posted on the school’s YouTube page. “There is always a time when one knows it is […]

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My Father Died in a Genocide. The First Time I Saw Him Was On YouTube

When his family escaped Bosnia 25 years ago, Dženan was too young to have any memories of his dad. Dženan Halilović, 28, was born in a village in the Srebrenica municipality of eastern Bosnia Herzegovina. In 1992, the year he was born, Bosnia declared independence from Yugoslavia, after a decade of ethnic tensions following Tito’s death in 1980. […]

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YouTube is ending its community captions feature and deaf creators aren’t happy about it – The Verge

  YouTube plans to discontinue its community captions feature, which allowed viewers to add subtitles to videos, because it was “rarely used and had problems with spam/abuse,” the company announced. It says it’s removing the captions and will “focus on other creator tools.” The feature will be removed as of September 28th. “You can still […]