At loico, we had planned to launch our operation with a relatively comprehensive suite of articles, often fairly ambitious, on which we are working concurrently. Due to the escalating Coronavirus crisis, we feel forced to abandon this roadmap and to immediately start contributing what we can to the amelioration of the situation and its eventual resolution. What will follow are therefore isolated articles focused on connecting the dots already uncovered by others, the core business of the logician.
An Egyptian man takes a hostage at knifepoint in the Milan cathedral, threatening to slit his victim’s throat. A once reputable Italian paper tells its readers that police “convinced him to lay down his weapon and release the hostage”, when in fact, for everyone to see on video, police had to forcefully overwhelm him. The full and unredacted video, in turn, explodes on social media.