I propose an online tool that will allow scientists to work together to communicate reliable sources of scientific information to the public.
Every day science is communicated to the public through media regardless of its accuracy or reliability, but there is no way for scientists to guide the public as they choose what to believe. The Lindau Guidelines aim to ensure that we “do not…allow others to be misled about scientific matters”. I propose the design of a Google Chrome Extension that allows verified scientists to score sources of scientific information and non-scientists to use as evidence of credibility.:
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