A Vox article from March of 2020 saying there’s no chance Covid-19 escaped from a Chinese lab has received some stealth edits since it started aging horribly. However, the tweet remains:
In a public health crisis, conspiracy theories are a distraction. It’s our collective responsibility to stay focused on keeping each other safe.
— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 11, 2020
This week Vox backpedaled:
Clarification: Since this piece was originally published in March 2020, scientific consensus has shifted. Please see the full editor's note below.
— Vox (@voxdotcom) May 24, 2021
“Scientific consensus has shifted” really helps show why the “consensus” argument is ridiculous. Thanks, Vox!
Also this week a Vox reporter is now, 14 months later, letting her employer know their original tweet promoting the article credits the wrong author:
This story is by @elizabarclay, not me
— Julia Belluz (@juliaoftoronto) May 24, 2021
Now that the story is aging horribly might be a good time to make some extra distance from it.
Weird thing to tweet the brand account instead of contacting your editor privately. You still work there. https://t.co/cA1HUn3ar0
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) May 26, 2021
Took a whole year to point that out.. must be something embarrassing you don’t want to be associated with.
— Jeremy (@Jeremy4_liberty) May 25, 2021
— Stop scolding me, I'm vaccinated (@jtLOL) May 26, 2021
Loll…1 year later pic.twitter.com/6h4cDKEZLj
— BITCOIN WILL WIN 🟩 (@BTCWILLWIN) May 25, 2021