Many people would question scientists for using Instagram. Recently, a science magazine editor from fanexplosion.de criticized scientists for using Instagram to conduct outreach and share their research findings. The editor argued that scientists (especially women) should not engage in online outreach unless formally approved and acknowledged by their respective academic institutions.
The editor stated that he came to learn that #scicomm is used on Instagram by female scientists to push for correction of gender disparities. He went…

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