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Opinion: Dismantling Anti-vaccine Rhetoric on Social Media
Can requiring users of Facebook and other platforms to pass critical thinking tests stem the tide of widely disseminated misinformation?
Opinion: Dismantling Anti-vaccine Rhetoric on Social Media
Opinion: Dismantling Anti-vaccine Rhetoric on Social Media

Can requiring users of Facebook and other platforms to pass critical thinking tests stem the tide of widely disseminated misinformation?

Can requiring users of Facebook and other platforms to pass critical thinking tests stem the tide of widely disseminated misinformation?

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 Cofounders and co-CEOs of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
CZI Pledges Billions More Dollars in Science Funding
Catherine Offord | Dec 9, 2021 | 2 min read
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg are dedicating a further $3.4 billion to biomedical and human health research on top of $3 billion invested several years ago, the organization announced this week.
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
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In a year of racial tumult, Black scientists are uniting for visibility and action. 
The Tissue Chips in Space Program
The Scientist Staff | Jun 28, 2019 | 1 min read
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Online Platforms to Share Medical Data Launch
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The “Genes for Good” Facebook app and the Open Humans Network plan to recruit large numbers of volunteers for medical studies using social media.
Science Gone Social
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Scientists are beginning to embrace social media as a viable means of communicating with public audiences.
Setting the Record Straight
Daniel Cossins | Oct 1, 2014 | 10+ min read
Scientists are taking to social media to challenge weak research, share replication attempts in real time, and counteract hype. Will this online discourse enrich the scientific process?
Wither Social Media?
Tracy Vence | Jan 22, 2014 | 1 min read
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Hot topics from the AACR meeting; the ongoing debate about pesticides’ effects on bees; a treasure trove of baby dinos; conservation on social media
Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook
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