I dig into the prevailing media narratives about coronavirus, including Facebook “fact checks,” that have themselves been proven false.
conflict of interest
This investigative report may lead you to question much of what you hear and read about scientific and medical studies. It's a cautionary note issued by respected industry leaders who say unseen interests are exerting enormous control over research and what is-- or isn't-- published. Their startling claim: that a large percentage of articles in […]
This is John Oliver's comedic but effective treatment explaining "native advertising," or the trend toward lack of separation between advertising and news. Keep in mind that native advertising incorporated in news stories is not always disclosed as an ad. I discuss some examples in my book Stonewalled. Watch HBO's John Oliver on Native Advertising
As a result of my inquiry for the article "What you didn't know about a doctor's stance on the HPV vaccine," the medical journal Lancet has now issued a correction to its publication. The correction acknowledges formerly undisclosed financial conflicts of interest between the article's lead author and makers of the controversial human papillomavirus (HPV) […]
Did the medical journal Pediatrics stand by a questioned vaccine-autism study without interviewing the coauthor who confessed to and exposed alleged scientific misconduct? If so, that would deviate from what should be standard procedure in such an investigation, according to internationally recognized medical ethicist Dr. Michael Carome. “If the evidence seems substantial, the journal should […]