'Fake News' Is Also Plaguing The World Of Science

By Healthline

By David Mills

The political arena isn’t the only place where “fake news” is being debated.

Scientists are now speaking out about false information and “alternative facts” that they say are diluting and harming legitimate research.

To be sure, there has always been phony scientific material from snake oil salesmen to industry-sponsored research to tabloid headlines.

However, experts interviewed by Healthline say the advent of the internet and the popularity of social media have made it easier for fraudulent information to spread.

The topic is worrisome enough that the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) made it part of their …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green

      

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