Wednesday, May 29, 2024

BIG Scoop

Say no to sensationalism and yes to accurate journalism

Four years ago, disillusioned with universally irresponsible media coverage and a related increase in societal division and vitriol, I set out to create a trustworthy source of accurate news on the biggest issues. I don’t believe that I am super intelligent, but I am smart enough to recognize that the news media industry was badly broken and that I needed to recruit highly intelligent people with good hearts to help explain the most critical matters. I am...

Plans for global expansion include BIG recruiting campaign

I have BIG plans for the little news company that I founded three years ago with renowned data scientist/entrepreneur Laurie Weston and some other brilliant scientists. We have successfully introduced an elevated form of journalism that we believe is desperately needed in the polarized times that come with sensationalism, algorithms, and agenda-driven news reporting employed habitually by our media rivals. Now, we are going to take BIG Media Ltd. global ... because we believe that everyone...

‘Far right’ label is correct in one regard

Because much of our coverage flies in the face of narratives promoted by the western world's political and social left, many critics have called us a "far right" news organization. And to a degree, they are correct ... because, so FAR, we have been RIGHT. We were right about COVID lockdowns doing more harm than good – Analysis of excess deaths in 2020 reveals surprising deviations We were right about most excess deaths during the pandemic being among younger, healthier segments...

Pushback against rise of disinformation is paramount

Speaking last week at the Economic Developers Alberta annual conference about the risks and opportunities that come with the burgeoning realm of artificial intelligence, the room seemed to be evenly split in terms of who appreciated my message and who looked at me as if I were an evil creature from another planet. I took that as a compliment, since three years earlier when we launched BIG-Media.ca, roughly 97% of people thought I was a...

Chips are really on the line as China speaks of war preparedness

Do you remember the terrible feeling in your gut when Russia started amassing troops along its border with Ukraine? Well, I have that same pit in my stomach as I look at China and its position regarding Taiwan. And if China decides to assert control over Taiwan, we could be in for some painful lessons linked to western civilization's over-reliance on an island across the Taiwan Strait from China for computer chips. Roughly two-thirds of the world's computer chips...

Examination of house prices confirms that market size matters

Sometimes when one dives into the data, there are assumptions about anticipated findings that are completely overturned by the raw numbers. On other occasions – as is the case on this project – the data confirms the original assumptions, but provides clarification and deeper understanding. It is unlikely to surprise anyone to learn that house prices in larger cities are typically more expensive than in smaller cities. It is widely known that your average homebuyer...

U.S. agencies on high alert for cyber attacks as midterm elections approach

As much of the western world anxiously awaits the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 8, political rhetoric and irresponsible media coverage are amping up. While ill-informed (or ill-intentioned) media reporters and editors continue to use phrasing such as "baseless", "bogus" and "false claims" – and perhaps the favourite: "conspiracy theories" – to describe any insinuation that it is possible that a U.S. election could be tampered with significantly, sensible humans are simply hoping for a fair...