TOR Radio 10/04/2013: Guy Evans on the DC Shooting, False Narratives, and Silk Road’s “Heisenberg”

Traces of Reality
October 4, 2013

 

Silk Road SeizedEpisode 69: October 4, 2013 – Guy Evans on the DC Shooting, False Narratives, and Silk Road’s “Heisenberg”

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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.”

Links:

Car Chase, White House to Capitol, Has Fatal End

Kelley Vlahos: DC Shooting: Shame on You New York Daily News

Alhurra TV: Video of Shooting near U.S. Capitol

Feds Arrest Alleged ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ the Brain Behind the Silk Road Drug Site

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

Official Criminal Complaint Against Ross Ulbricht (PDF)

NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users

Tor and the Silk Road takedown

Did Shutting Down Silk Road Make the World a More Dangerous Place?