Zenodo Exploited by Covid Conspiracists

Another Open Science initiative is exploited to feed right-wing conspiracies

This week, a notorious Chinese scientist and conspiracy theorist funded by Steve Bannon was able to stir up more speculation about Covid-19 being a bioweapon thanks to our embrace of minimal barriers to posting scholarly materials. This time, the posting occurred on CERN’s Open Science platform, Zenodo, which was launched in 2013 and describes itself th…

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