Fact Checking Stories About Covid-19: How A World-Wide Network Of Scientists Is Kept Very Busy

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Emmanuel Vincent
This article originally appeared on Forbes

Science Feedback is a not-for-profit organization that works with a network of scientists all over the world to verify influential claims and media coverage, so that internet users have access to scientifically sound information. The coronavirus has brought them a lot of extra work.

Ashoka Fellow Emmanuel Vincent, a scientist with a PhD from the University Pierre et Marie Curie and a post doc Fellowship at the MIT, describes what is happening from his apartment in Paris.

Emmanuel Vincent

Ashoka Fellow depuis juil 2019

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What is positive from the current crisis is that we’re seeing that social platforms are realizing more and more that they cannot do nothing against false claims and they intervene more in terms of what is being promoted via their algorithms. This is crucial for public health.