Traces of Reality
October 4, 2013
Episode 69: October 4, 2013 – Guy Evans on the DC Shooting, False Narratives, and Silk Road’s “Heisenberg”
Guest: Guy Evans
On this edition of Traces of Reality Radio: Guillermo is joined by the host of Smells Like Human Spirit, Guy Evans. Guillermo and Guy discuss the incident in Washington, DC yesterday that led to police fatally shooting a 34 year-old mother, Mariam Carey. We discuss how sloppy media reporting, the propagation of false narratives, and confirmation bias causes misinformation to spread so rapidly in the digital age.
Also on the show – the Silk Road takedown, the arrest of the “Heisenberg of the internet,” Dread Pirate Roberts, identified as Ross Ulbricht, what it means for Tor, internet anonymity, and the “war on drugs.”