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Pirate Podcasts – Episode 12: Qualifying the Integrity of Media Sources

Tobias M. Eckrich

This panel was recorded during the Pirate Party conference on April 29, 2017. It features two speakers: Kendra Moyer and Wendy Joy Welsh.

Kendra joins us via video link from Detroit, MI, to present the American Library Association’s CRAAP method for evaluating sources. CRAAP stands for Currency (the timeliness of information), Relevance (how information relates to a given topic or question), Authority (who is the source, and what are their credentials), Accuracy (reliability, truthfulness, and correctness), and Purpose (what is the source’s goal).

Wendy talks about the danger of false slogans, namely “Money is not Speech”. She argues that regulating political speech could have the effect of giving corporate media a monopoly in this area, while silencing other groups. The problem is corruption, rather than paid speech. Wendy has produced several videos on the subject, which can be found at

You can listen below, or download the podcast from the Internet Archive.

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