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Plandumbic

Jason Norwood-Young
Jason Norwood-Young
2020-05-15

I’m surprised the documentary Plandemic has gained such a foothold in the mushy minds of the conspiracy believers: I’m quite a fan of conspiracy videos, and this one was a little dry and boring. (If you want A-Grade conspiracy theorist shit, dive into BeyoncĂ©’s Illuminati links, or Madonna predicting the Coronavirus in her Eurovision 2020 performance.) If you haven’t seen it yet, good luck to you — it’s buried underneath a million debunking videos and news stories about how terrible it is. I’d share it if I could find it. But you’ll have to make do with this instead: the best rebuttal to Plandemic that I’ve seen, by ProPublica investigative journalist Marshall Allen. Allen actually speaks to both the filmmaker Mikki Willis and interviewee Judy Mikovits for their comments, because that’s what a journalist does. And that’s what’s missing in Plandemic — the other side of the story. This is a masterclass in journalism, and I highly recommend it to everyone, but especially your weird uncle sharing Plandemic on your WhatsApp group.

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Jason Norwood-Young
  • Journalist, developer, community builder, newsletter creator and international man of mystery, Jason was one of the first South Africans to really grasp the importance of data in the newsroom and has remained one step ahead of the trends in the field all the way. Even Naked Data was conceived before email newsletters were cool again. But what does that tell you about the measure of the man? Nothing, that's what. He hides the superman CV behind a truly mild-mannered and overly modest persona and is best described as "one of the nicest guys in the business". When he's angry, it is righteously so, and his anger always wears velvet mittens. The true signs of his genius include the ability to create multilingual puns on demand (witness the alternative Naked Data strap "Putting the heita in to data") and the fact that he offered me a job. (AO)

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