Divisive Media Give Credit To Woman For Black Hole Picture Instead Of Entire Team. Why Is Western Media So Divisive?

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Divisive Media Give Credit To Woman For Black Hole Picture Instead Of Entire Team. Why Is Western Media So Divisive?

Even if you don`t follow science or news in general that much, if you`re on any kind of social media you`ve heard about the first picture of a black hole. The memes alone have taken care of that. But if you do follow such things you`ve heard about Katie Bouman, the “woman behind the black hole image”. Despite there being an entire team involved in producing the first ever black hole image, Western media has given almost sole credit for it. An article from Big League Politics here even states that she may have done only 0.26% of the code writing. This narrative was also challenged by the internet meme world, as they started pointing out that Andrew Chael was the man actually responsible for most of the work. While calling the attacks on Katie sexist, he did seem to give confirmation to the memes in a tweet where he says he wrote much of the code for one of the pipelines. He elaborates later sayingThere are about 68,000 lines in the current software, and I don’t care how many of those I personally authored)” which most likely signifies that yes, he wrote most of it. Nevertheless the Western divisive media has pretty much ignored the entire rest of the team as opposed to Asian news outlet Asahi who said that “In total, 207 scientists in 17 nations and regions took part in the project that led to the April 10 release of the image of the black hole from the M87 galaxy, about 55 million light years away.” I`m just waiting for the Hollywood / Netflix adaptation. I`d imagine it would be something like this

 

 

 

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