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Business Insight presented by Arlington Dermatology Misinformation and Disinformation I just finished last week's column only to hear that Twitter will open its restriction to become a true 'townhall' platform. Have you seen Twitter comments recently? Or, as a matter of fact, any comments to any platforms allowing for it? Here is our biggest problem: our society does not know how to debate. Townhall meetings are great places for a real conversation: questions and answers, respect for opinions, information given firsthand. Social media platforms are not townhalls; they are a huge bag fll of polarized opinions, threats, slurs, name calling, and more, all under the cover of the 1st amendment. We do not know how to disagree and listen to the other side. We do not know how to reflect on someone other than our opinions. If we truly believe in it. Some recent vaccine do not like apples, nobody should like them. discussions prove my point. RNA messenger And if they do, they are idiots or some other was a secret weapon of surveillance? What? more drastic words. You probably do not want to hear more of I remember some good debates and the conspiracies and such. exchanges, with full disagreements but mutual respect. They not only showed a true conversation but also allowed us to reflect on Especially when it comes to medical science. both sides' views. And possibly re-shape our Judging which medicine is good and for what views or at least put them into perspective. These days, security guards must be called scientists. Opinions of friends of some friends to school board meetings. And I do not know are not reliable medical opinions and can of any social media platform that would cause a lot of harm. If someone waits 10 foster conversation of our global public. hours for JFK Jr. to come back from havens, Depending which side, you are on, and there that's not so funny but it does not harm are many, you may get totally ostracized from anybody. On the other hand, any conspiracy the community. Just for your thinking. Our society does not know how to debate and is far less educated about what to believe amendment. But we should certainly publicly in. It is not a matter of school years education verify that opinions of others are not quite or college but rather self-education in opinions to believe in or follow. Just a short critical thinking. Anybody with some good statement. I am not sure how it can be done rhetorical skills can set up a team of interest on a huge Twitter platform, but I know it can and say, for instance, BIRDS ARE NOT REAL, or save people's lives. John Kennedy Jr. will come back to Earth and become a savior of our political crazy. People My main point is that all these pseudo- leaders often spread ideas that are not safe. should come ONLY from doctors and medical about medicines and health can kill. I do not think we should restrict 1st Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net Business Insight presented by Arlington Dermatology Misinformation and Disinformation I just finished last week's column only to hear that Twitter will open its restriction to become a true 'townhall' platform. Have you seen Twitter comments recently? Or, as a matter of fact, any comments to any platforms allowing for it? Here is our biggest problem: our society does not know how to debate. Townhall meetings are great places for a real conversation: questions and answers, respect for opinions, information given firsthand. Social media platforms are not townhalls; they are a huge bag fll of polarized opinions, threats, slurs, name calling, and more, all under the cover of the 1st amendment. We do not know how to disagree and listen to the other side. We do not know how to reflect on someone other than our opinions. If we truly believe in it. Some recent vaccine do not like apples, nobody should like them. discussions prove my point. RNA messenger And if they do, they are idiots or some other was a secret weapon of surveillance? What? more drastic words. You probably do not want to hear more of I remember some good debates and the conspiracies and such. exchanges, with full disagreements but mutual respect. They not only showed a true conversation but also allowed us to reflect on Especially when it comes to medical science. both sides' views. And possibly re-shape our Judging which medicine is good and for what views or at least put them into perspective. These days, security guards must be called scientists. Opinions of friends of some friends to school board meetings. And I do not know are not reliable medical opinions and can of any social media platform that would cause a lot of harm. If someone waits 10 foster conversation of our global public. hours for JFK Jr. to come back from havens, Depending which side, you are on, and there that's not so funny but it does not harm are many, you may get totally ostracized from anybody. On the other hand, any conspiracy the community. Just for your thinking. Our society does not know how to debate and is far less educated about what to believe amendment. But we should certainly publicly in. It is not a matter of school years education verify that opinions of others are not quite or college but rather self-education in opinions to believe in or follow. Just a short critical thinking. Anybody with some good statement. I am not sure how it can be done rhetorical skills can set up a team of interest on a huge Twitter platform, but I know it can and say, for instance, BIRDS ARE NOT REAL, or save people's lives. John Kennedy Jr. will come back to Earth and become a savior of our political crazy. People My main point is that all these pseudo- leaders often spread ideas that are not safe. should come ONLY from doctors and medical about medicines and health can kill. I do not think we should restrict 1st Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net