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"Misinformation Experts" are almost all left wing and they want to censor you

•, By Jo Nova

This is a field that generated headlines about how conservatives are more susceptible to believing misinformation, and conservatives consume more Facebook disinformation. It would be awkward then if the whole field turned out to be leftist academics, and they tried to hide that, which is exactly what just happened.

The leading "journal" on misinformation surveyed 150 of its own academic experts, then forgot to mention that one of the most striking and significant results from their own survey was that being a "Misinformation Expert" was a left wing phenomena.

Bjorn Lomborg noticed the statistics on their self-admitted political leanings buried in an appendix, and graphed it himself. He writes: "Misinformation experts are perhaps not quite unbiased".

Speaking of misinformation, it's a little misleading, don't you think, to pretend this doesn't matter in a field "devoted" to researching political misinformation?

It seems The Misinformation Review has been misinforming its readers.

The Misinformation Industry looks, acts and smells like a leftist invention to censor the right

Looking at their own statistics, the "misinformation" experts are a self-confessed group of leftist soft-scientists with little understanding of maths, physics, mining, chemistry and real life.

Experts leaned strongly toward the left of the political spectrum: very right-wing (0), fairly right-wing (0), slightly right-of-center (7), center (15), slightly left-of-center (43), fairly left-wing (62), very left-wing (21).

And they specialize in media-science and political-science and think that's a "broad range":

The misinformation experts represent a broad range of scientific fields. Experts specialized in psychology (39), communication and media science (32), political science (22), computational social sciences (17), computer science (9), sociology (8), journalism (8), philosophy (5), other (4), medicine/other (2), linguistics (2), history (1), physics (1).