Episode #174: Determining the Reliability of Sources
There used to be this concept, [as the later Senator] Daniel Moynihan used to say: “You’re entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts.” Facts are irrefutable. Well, it turns out people are saying: “No, facts are not irrefutable. We can decide whatever facts that we want, that we would like.” Right now, without a doubt, there are people in power trying to — if not quash or stop the right to publication, [then at least] denigrate it to the point [where] they are saying there is no truth to it whatsoever. Trust in news media is at a global, all time low. And democracy is failing because of it. Over the past 10 years, many solutions have been promoted to solve the news crisis, but so far all have failed. PressCoin’s ICO which opened earlier this month, is the largest crowdfunded project for independent news media ever attempted. PressCoin is different from anything tried before, the first solution designed to grow organically, and find a cure to the disease killing the global news industry, a.k.a. The Attention Economy. We invite Mr Amit Rathore to talk in depth about these topics and more. Elais, also joins in on the roundtable discussion.