The doctors ’social media site sees“ hundreds of comments ”on posts about the COVID-19 vaccine and pandemic, many of which contain false claims and conspiracy theories. from CNBC. Doximity is restricted to U.S. health professionals – it verifies members before they can join – and no one who posts to the site is anonymous.
Doximity also does not allow users to post articles or stories; Instead, it publishes articles on medical and scientific publications and mainstream news articles. Each user has feeds of aggregated content tailored to them according to the user’s preferences, including the area of medical practice.
But members of Doximity butter comment on articles where false information and conspiracy theories seem to increase, CNBC reported. For example, it found comments on a recent article on children’s face masks, which included many doctors opposing the vaccine, saying covering children was “ridiculous” and “a kind of child abuse”.
This despite the overwhelming evidence and guidelines from public health organizations that the masks help prevent the spread of the virus and the fact that there COVID-19 has not yet been approved for children under 12 years of age. And despite Doximity’s own rules Community rules which list “dissemination of false or misleading information” as grounds for removal from the Site.
Doximity is due to release it first quarter results on August 10. The company, founded in 2010, announced its listing in June and announced in its brochure that it had 1.8 million members, including 80 percent of U.S. physicians.
The company did not respond immediately to a request for comment on Saturday. You can read CNBCfull report here.