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Scientists must keep fighting fake news, says Fiona Fox of SMC in The Guardian

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by hinterland, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. hinterland

    hinterland Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ho ho ho.

    Ho ho ho.

    *sob*
     
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    Denise Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Good to know the SMC are committed to fighting fake news. Let's hope they include their own back catalogue in their quest to root it out.
     
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    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Sadly, no option to comment on the article.
     
  6. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    PACE was not science, it was a story, propaganda.

    It says 17% of people believe politicians tell the truth - wow!!! (it would imply the population is 17% goldfish)
     
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    Lucibee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I was going to tweet that it was an appalling attack on what Jenny Rohn wrote, until I saw her tweet:



    :muted:
     
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    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Now that's chutzpah.
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "the Science Media Centre exists to counter misleading reporting of science"

    hmm, and who is there to counter the SMC s misleading reporting of 'science'(?)
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Is this a call for scientists to fight unsubstantiated SMC claims? No?
     
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    Well, right about now, I'm wishing that my family had more severely questioned the "science" that said that margarine was healthier for you than butter.

    Based on those findings, my family dutifully switched to trans fat laden margarine in the early 1970's.

    Fortunately, the error was discovered, science corrected itself, and artificial trans fats were banned from all edible products in the US... 78 days ago.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-banned/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3397815a769b
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Years behind Europe. The message was out in the 80s. It takes time for society to wake up.
     
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