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Warning: This Site Contains Conspiracy Theories

Does Google have a responsibility to help stop the spread of 9/11 denialism, anti-vaccine activism, and other fringe beliefs?

In its early days, the Web was often imagined as a global clearinghouse—a new type of library, with the sum total of human knowledge always at our fingertips. That much has happened—but with a twist: In addition to borrowing existing items from its vast collections, we, the patrons, could also deposit our own books, pamphlets and other scribbles—with no or little quality control.

Such democratization of information-gathering—when accompanied by smart institutional and technological arrangements—has been tremendously useful, giving us Wikipedia and Twitter. But it has also spawned thousands of sites that undermine scientific consensus, overturn well-established facts, and promote conspiracy theories. Meanwhile, the move toward social search may further insulate regular visitors to such sites; discovering even more links found by their equally paranoid friends will hardly enlighten them. Is it time for some kind of a quality control system?

Emotional Hit Peice - "The Falling Man"

I'm not sure if any of you have seen this film. It's a very emotion driven production but I decided to sit down and watch it. Normally I would put these films on and get busy doing various other things while mainly listening to the audio. I have seen too much of this video as it is. But as of late I have been actually watching and analyzing the footage. Paying extra attention to the details.

While watching this film I ran across several interesting cookies:
~ The testimony.
~ The images.
~ The emotional implants.
~ The Misinformation.

Here is the breakdown from the MySpace Bulletin I received publicizing this film.