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Unvetted scientific research about COVID-19 is becoming a partisan weapon | Nieman Journalism Lab

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Preprint servers make it easy for scientists to share academic research papers before they are peer-reviewed or published, and COVID-19 is leading to a flood of research being uploaded. That can be a good thing, getting new and cutting-edge research into decision-makers’ hands quickly, writes Gautama Mehta in Coda Story. But it can also spread misinformation.

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Source: Unvetted scientific research about COVID-19 is becoming a partisan weapon | Nieman Journalism Lab

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