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Tag: fake news

2 11/27/2018

Is social media hurting science … and people?


Now THIS is fake health news – and it appears in major newspapers across the U.S.


Health news outlets should practice what they preach

1 3/15/2017

The pollution of health news: Time to drain the swamp


FTC freezes 10 operations using fake news websites to market acai berry weight-loss products