Analysis by BuzzFeed News found that more than half of the most-shared scientific stories about autism published in the last five years promote unevidenced or disproven treatments, or purported causes.
I'm a science writer at the i newspaper. Before that, I was a freelance writer and science editor at UnHerd; until January 2018 I was science writer for BuzzFeed UK; before that, I was a comment and features writer for the Telegraph, having joined in 2007.
I've written two books, "How to Read Numbers" with my cousin David Chivers, and "The Rationalist's Guide to the Galaxy".
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