This article was written by Ed Prideaux (Twitter: @EdPrideaux) in collaboration with David Fuller.

For the last few months, there has been mounting controversy around claims that the anti-parasite drug ivermectin could be a highly effective treatment and prophylactic (prevention) for COVID-19. But has the case for the drug been hijacked and infiltrated by anti-vaccine sceptics?

This is the view of Dr Eric Osgood MD, who until a few days ago was part of the main advocacy group for ivermectin, the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC). In an interview with Rebel Wisdom, Osgood expressed deep regret that…


This article is a detailed investigation of the claims made around ivermectin and vaccine safety by Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying, and their guests on the Dark Horse podcast. It is an attempt at a new and different form of journalistic inquiry, where we will be adding in new detail, corrections and updates as they come in (latest update 1st September).

Rebel Wisdom is principally focused on the difficulty of making sense of the world and finding truth — or ‘Sensemaking’. This is a long piece that was principally put together by Rebel Wisdom media channel founder David Fuller (former Channel…


This is a document to go alongside our new film, “Ivermectin for and against” (left). It was largely researched and written by Ed Prideaux.

Over the last few weeks, as the noise around the lab leak hypothesis, vaccines and Ivermectin has grown louder in our part of the Information Landscape, Rebel Wisdom has been hard-at-work in logging, tackling and making sense of several key claims of its threats and origins, with a particular focus on the ways these claims have divided and fractured our information ecology.

Last month, we prepared a detailed briefing book on the lab leak: the…


This is Rebel Wisdom’s Third Newsletter, largely written by Ed Prideaux. We release one every two weeks — to get it sent directly to you, click on our website and add your email address: www.rebelwisdom.co.uk

In the age of COVID-19, the question of how to find truth can be a case of life and death. As we try to make sense of the different narratives at play, we inevitably encounter deep rooted problems within our information landscape.

Right now, the focus is on big tech censorship, and especially around the efficacy (or not) of the drug Ivermectin, as well as…


The final judgement of the voters in the London Mayor race will be laid down tomorrow. But an election campaign is meant to be the process of testing candidates’ policies and characters in the crucible of a high pressure situation. And with just a couple of days to go, it looks like people are starting to see the real Brian Rose. His run-in with the 15-year-old hosts of the Politics Relaxed podcast (left), where he cut the interview short, and then cynically blocked them uploading it to YouTube seems to have cut through, with outlets including Guido Fawkes running…


I’ve just put out two new films on the scammer Brian Rose, in addition to a longer written piece for Unherd, on his new attempt to become London Mayor. For those unaware of the backstory, I recommend starting with the Unherd article. On Wednesday I recorded a video covering most of the points in that story, but with an extra layer of humour and contempt, with the scambuster Coffeezilla, and on Friday I released the interview that everyone has wanted to hear since Brian gained worldwide internet notoriety, with Nic Gabriel, the co-founder of London Real. …


Discussion with Jordan Hall on this story linked below

This is a piece about the bounds of Sensemaking, the key distinction between censorship and moderation/curation, and the responsibilities that any and all of us have in this new media environment where all of us are effectively creators, curators and broadcasters.

These are topics that I’ve been wrestling with for a long time, as a refugee journalist from traditional media who’s now set up an outpost in the alternative ecosystem. I strongly believe that if *we* cannot solve this problem ourselves, then the solutions will be imposed clumsily and badly by the big tech companies.

These concerns have been brought…


Clubhouse is the new voice only social media network that’s only existed for a year, but is already valued at over $1bn, and has rivals scrambling to create competitors.

The audio only social network has been described as a continual podcast that you drop in on, and can take part in. After access was tightly controlled over the last year, it’s now in its explosive growth phase and breaking through to mainstream awareness, with a flurry of articles in the media, some obligatory moral panic over ‘gatekeeping’, and a whole load of hype.

Is the hype justified? What are…


Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a huge upsurge in conspiracy thinking everywhere, but especially in spiritual communities. What is going on? And what is the mainstream narrative failing to understand about both conspiracy and spirituality?

On May 4th, a new documentary trailer hit Facebook. Professionally cut and awash with slick Hollywood edits, Mikki Willis’ conspiratorial Plandemic came as the coronavirus was reaching a fever pitch.

Plandemic’s influence knew no political bounds. That the film was resisted and debunked by credentialed disease experts seemed to do little in slowing the spread.

But there was an unexpected…


Can our shared reality survive the onslaught of big tech?

At a time when existential threats loom large — and the need for a reasoned, pragmatic consensus arguably never greater — the tech firms carrying the conversation are profiting from our division. Through careful iteration and deliberate commercial policy, their business models have made us addicts of our newsfeeds and pawns in a game of polarisation. Yet these outcomes can only be self-terminating.

Tristan Harris has been called the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience.” After three years at Google as a Design Ethicist, he co-founded the…

David Fuller

Journalist and documentary maker, for Channel 4, BBC, The Economist and others — see www.davidfuller.tv or https://twitter.com/fullydavid

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