The credibility of science is damaged when universities brag about themselves
The "attention economy" corrupts science. What is valuable to one scientist or institution (like media attention) undermines public trust.
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I have an even simpler example of this: Clickbait headlines.

A few weeks ago, I was discussing with someone who had shared a screenshot of a headline which basically read “Scientists find more than X hours free time in a day don’t make you happier”.

And this person was angry, because to them, it sounded like these scientists were advising to become a workaholic, give up all hobbies etc… Which I’m pretty sure, the news agency intended for it to sound like that, as that will garner more anger and therefore more attention.

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