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The risks of pseudoscience in the media


‘Pseudoscience as toxic (mis)information. A taxonomy to understand the phenomenon and its manifestations’ is a study directed by Sergi Cortiñas, director of the Observatory of Scientific Communication (OCC), together with other members of the Research Group for Scientific Communication (GRECC) at UPF’s Department of Communication.

This month it is to be published in the printed edition of the magazine Public Understanding of Science. The conclusion is that the majority of specialized professionals reject these practices, and consider them fraudulent.

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