Fact Checkers as the new Fat Controllers (you know, Thomas the Tank and all that).

Facebook slapping ‘Misinformation’ notices on its users’ posts, and threatening to limit access where ‘multiple’ offences occur -again without explanation of what that entails – might be in breach of basic Human Rights, if not downright serious cow-towing to Right-leaning Governments, and the might of the media industry that has hamstrung itself. Article 12 of … More Fact Checkers as the new Fat Controllers (you know, Thomas the Tank and all that).

Dearth of newspapers to create history hole

It dwarfs even the horror of covid19 – Ryerson Index  and other history group projects may have no newspapers from which to continue indexing  Australian Births, Deaths and Marriages. These are national cornerstones, the go-to place for all research into people, places, events and nations, and yet with the closure of so many regional newspapers … More Dearth of newspapers to create history hole

Mystery James Sheedy of Tipperary and Hunters River NSW

Who is the mystery James ‘Settler’ Sheedy of Hunter’s River in New South Wales (Australia), and why was his name changed in much later years to ‘William’ Sheedy in probate lists published in Sydney newspapers? Why is his death not registered in New South Wales. And is he a Sheedy, a Sheedy-Macnamara, or a Silk? … More Mystery James Sheedy of Tipperary and Hunters River NSW