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Talk:Rome Viharo

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Rome Viharo perm banned on Reddit

Viharo has been perm banned on Reddit. His account 23canaries was suspended. I doubt he will mention this on his website though as it plays against him. Anti-Fascist for life (talk) 21:54, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Rome Viharo on the Gary Null show

Rome Viharo has found another crank to speak to on their radio show. This time Gary Null, who is exposed on QuackWatch (he apparently has a phony PhD).Agent47 (talk) 09:50, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

https://thegarynullshow.podbean.com/e/the-gary-null-show-041218/

And it's the same lies over and over. Viharo still claims he was "doxed" on Wikipedia, when he posted his real name on his account.Agent47 (talk) 09:50, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

I believe the Gary Null interview with Rome Viharo should be added, it shows us this guy is a pseudoscience magnet. Viharo has previously lectured at an Electric Universe conference and now by a quack, no rational person will interview him, only the lunatic fringe. Debunking spiritualism (talk) 17:30, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Edit

I made a small update to the opening paragraph: "Viharo intensely dislikes his RationalWiki article for documenting his shenanigans; he is known to have doxed, threatened, libelled and harassed editors of his article, trying to coerce them to delete it"

The source for this is Lumen where you can find defamation reports filed to search-engines to block Viharo's website from showing for Viharo doxing, libelling and harassing Wikipedia/RationalWiki editors. https://www.lumendatabase.org/notices/14711678Debunking spiritualism (talk) 13:10, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Neither the Lumen reference nor the Ycombinator reference are particularly convincing. 1) Lumen collects both valid and non-valid complaints.[1] The one that you cited was an anonymous complaint. 2) The Ycombinator reference cited RW for its only two references. This is obviously not a valid reference for us. Bongolian (talk) 16:44, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Fair play, can we add the Gary Null interview though? "In April 2018, Viharo appeared on the Gary Null Show to speak about Wikipedia; Null is an alternative medicine quack." [2] Debunking spiritualism (talk) 17:25, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Some info about Null at Quackwatch [3] Debunking spiritualism (talk) 17:27, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
The most that we could say about Viharo at this point is that he has been accused of doxing, or that he has been alleged to have doxed people; this is a legal nicety that keeps RW from being successfully sued by Viharo for defamation. Since this is an anonymous accusation, it is not a particularly notable addition to his article. It's reasonable to add the Null interview. I just thought it was contingent upon the first part of the paragraph. Bongolian (talk) 17:51, 25 April 2018 (UTC)