Letters Censoring debate on social media

Sharing resources online is central to medical research and teaching

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4597 (Published 06 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4597
  1. Angelica Sharma, medical student1,
  2. Samuel Chun, medical student2
  1. 1Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff CF14 4XN, UK
  2. 2St George’s, University of London, London SW17 0RE, UK
  1. sharmaa40{at}cardiff.ac.uk

Mohammadi discusses the American Diabetes Association’s attempt to censor what delegates at its meeting tweeted.1

Conferences can be extortionately expensive to attend in person. I (AS) received funding from my medical school to attend the Diabetes UK 2017 conference, which did not lack a social media presence—wi-fi passwords were widely distributed to encourage sharing views online. …

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