Two top academics accuse Facebook of ‘censorship’ over article warning

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Two top Oxford academics accuse Facebook of censorship for branding their article on whether masks work ‘false information’Two Oxford scientists reviewed new study on the effectiveness of face masks Danmask-19 study was highly anticipated as it was a randomised controlled trial But Facebook put a warning on the link taking viewers to the 694-word article By Stephen Adams Medical Editor For The Mail On Sunday Published: 18:03 EST, 21 November 2020 | Updated: 18:14 EST, 21 November 2020 Two leading Oxford University academics have accused Facebook of ‘censorship’ after it claimed an article they wrote on face masks amounted to ‘false information’.Professor Carl Heneghan, director of the university’s Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, posted a link on his Facebook page to the article he wrote with colleague Dr Tom Jefferson, titled: ‘Landmark Danish study shows face masks have no significant effect.’The piece reviewed the recently published ‘Danmask-19’ trial, which looked at the effectiveness of masks in preventing wearers becoming infected with Covid-19. Professor Carl Heneghan, pictured left; director of the university’s Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, posted a link on his Facebook page to the article he wrote with colleague Dr Tom Jefferson, right, titled: ‘Landmark Danish study shows face masks have no significant …

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