Dr. Silverman is Among the IU Faculty Members Who Have Signed on to Defense of Facebook Study

Professors Nicolas Terry, Eric Meslin, and Ross Silverman are among the Indiana University faculty members that have signed on to a statement published in the journal Nature countering widespread criticism of a recent research study of Facebook users.

"We are making this stand because the vitriolic criticism of this study could have a chilling effect on valuable research. Worse, it perpetuates the presumption that research is dangerous," said the authors of the Nature article, led by Michelle N. Meyer, director of bioethics policy at the Union Graduate College–Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics Program in New York.

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