Scientists Don’t Say

From lab leaks to mask efficacy, the media enforcement of scientific consensus through a policing of which questions are acceptable to ask is itself unscientific.

Illustration by Gabriel Alcala

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, social media platforms began to flag, downgrade, or remove a range of posts that these companies said were spreading misinformation about the virus. Facebook’s list of COVID-related content that is subject to removal for violating its community standards is very long, from claims that the illness can be cured by […]

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