What are the risks for healthcare professionals speaking out on public health advocacy issues on social media?
A recent research letter in JAMA discusses the types of online harrassment that physicians and scientists faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, analyzing likelihood of harassment by race, gender, sexual orientation, and other factors.
To learn more, check out the ADL's July 1 Highlighted Article:
Physician and Biomedical Scientist Harassment on Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic
For additional discussion of the impact of online harrassment of healthcare professionals, including guides on how to respond, look at the related news piece by one of the research letter's authors:
From Doxxing to Doctor Death Threats — Online harassment of physicians and scientists goes beyond trolling