BUZZFEED: How Online Filter Bubbles Are Making Parents Of Autistic Children Targets For Fake “Cures”

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Release date: 28/8/2017

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Jonathan Green, a professor of child and adolescent psychology at the University of Manchester, who specialises in autism research, says it’s “oversimplifying” to say that the prevalence of quackery around autism is the fault of the internet, but that there is some truth in the idea. “Like a lot of things currently there’s a culture, amplified by the internet,” he says. “A rebellious, anti-establishment, anti-expert thing around, saying the doctors and establishment don’t get it, it’s all a conspiracy. It’s not specific to autism; it’s even more virulent around chronic fatigue syndrome.”

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TitleHow Online Filter Bubbles Are Making Parents Of Autistic Children Targets For Fake “Cures”
Media name/outletBuzzfeed
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date28/08/17
DescriptionJonathan Green, a professor of child and adolescent psychology at the University of Manchester, who specialises in autism research, says it’s “oversimplifying” to say that the prevalence of quackery around autism is the fault of the internet, but that there is some truth in the idea. “Like a lot of things currently there’s a culture, amplified by the internet,” he says. “A rebellious, anti-establishment, anti-expert thing around, saying the doctors and establishment don’t get it, it’s all a conspiracy. It’s not specific to autism; it’s even more virulent around chronic fatigue syndrome.”
URLhttps://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/how-online-filter-bubbles-are-making-parents-of-autistic?utm_term=.qsVXDX5RP#.olBoJokVv
PersonsJonathan Green

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