Here’s the latest way to cheat your way to success in the academic world: pay cash to give a speech at a science conference.
Companies that host thousands of these questionable conferences per year are now offering them in Canada. Fake, but expensive, conferences help people become professors, doctors, and other highly-educated professionals without acquiring all of the necessary training by providing them with credentials they haven’t truly earned.
This form of research fraud spreads misinformation and incompetence in important, science-based professions. Organizations known as “predatory” journals will publish these fake studies and make them look like real fact-based science.
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