PhD alum publishes in Nature: Social media hype surrounding hydroxychloroquine

In an editorial published in the journal Nature, alumna Joan Donovan (PhD 2015, Sociology and Science Studies) shows how misinformation about hydroxychloroquine was spread on social media, and she argues why media companies must flatten the curve of unsubstantiated science.

Donovan is the research director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her article can be found at

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