Social media, anyone?

If social media promote antiscience, what's to be done with them?

In an editorial in this week’s issue of Science, H Holden Thorpe examines what’s to be done about the powerful sway that anti-science holds in our contemporary world’s social media communications systems. I recommend taking two-three minutes to read Professor Thorpe’s observations—and then taking many more minutes to contemplate educators’ connection to his topic.

Special education’s little corner of the social media world is rife with misinformation, disinformation, chicanery, and outright even fraud. Advocates for an empirical approach to special education must call “BS” when we encounter it.


Thorpe, H. H. (2021). Time to unfriend Facebook? Science, 374(6563), 9.