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Jenny McCarthy
The BBC takes a strong stand against promoting fake science
The BBC takes a strong stand against promoting fake science

Last week, the British Broadcasting Corp. disclosed an ongoing effort to teach its staff how to distinguish real science from bogus science, and the importance of keeping the latter off the airwaves. Some 200 of the BBC's senior staff have been attending seminars and workshops, the goal of which is to avoid giving "undue attention to marginal opinion." The main focus of the project has been climate-change reporting, where bogus opinion masquerading as the real thing has long been a scourge. As the BBC report stated, "impartiality in science coverage does not simply lie in reflecting a wide range of views, which may result in a 'false balance.' More crucially...

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