Named a way to find out the real truth

Named a way to find out the real truth

Expert on scientific ethics Kevin Elliott from the University of Michigan called the effective way to counter false information spread by the media. It is reported by the American Association for the advancement of science.

The expert notes that in order to conclude that the scientific value of the information presented, it is necessary to track the quality of its peer review and the likely existence of a personal interest of the companies or scientists in its distribution.

“My advice number one — you need at least to see that such respected scientific societies, as the American national Academy of Sciences or Britain’s Royal society say about a particular topic,” said Elliott.

As an example the expert cites the situation with the German automaker Volkswagen and tobacco companies. The first overstated the environmental performance of its diesel engines, and second, as suggested by the specialist, regularly produced for consumption of “alternative facts.”