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  • Prof G and other doctors should or must be allowed to openly share ideas about MS with the MS community at large. Doesn’t the UK’s General Medical Council guidance on social media say “ there is nothing in the guidance that restricts doctors’ freedom of speech online or stops them from raising concerns. … the paragraph on anonymity in the guidance [if you identify yourself as a doctor] is framed as you should‘ [then also identify yourself by name] ; rather than ‘you must‘; to support doctors exercising their professional judgement”? Where is neuroskeptic ?https://bigthink.com/articles/in-defence-of-pseudonyms-in-science-defending-the-right-to-write/

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