Science and the fake news problem

Science journalism and science itself might be especially vulnerable to the fake news phenomenon, Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus write: "The real trouble with fake news is when there’s a kernel of truth in the pile of garbage. That’s especially problematic in science: scientists continue to dress up weak findings in flashy clothes, all the better to publish with. Then their universities often bolster this flimsy work with frothy press releases that journalists fall for."