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YouTube’s plan to showcase credible health information is flawed, experts warn

Scientific American, Aug. 27, 2021

August 27, 2021

YouTube’s plan to showcase credible health information is flawed, experts warn

[Professor] Sven Bernecker is a philosopher at the University of California, Irvine, who researches fake news as well as the ways medical knowledge is accepted and put into practice. He says the discussion paper’s recommendations, which favor well-established sources, are likely to reinforce already existing structures of power and influence in the medical system. … Bernecker explains that its recommendations play into the common narrative that science is an objective means of identifying a single truth.