Since when did an internet connection make anyone an expert or authority on anything? Unless that expertise is in being a keyboard warrior?
When we as a society risk other people’s health, safety and lives because we somehow believe that we know better, have better information, expertise, resourse, education and evidence than those in positions to make decisions, we have failed as a society.
No, Google is not a replacement for education, research, evidence and access to facts even though we seem to think that it is and yet day after day people are willing to risk the lives of others to prove their superiority….
Whether is is the structure integrity of a dam risking the homes and lives of my neighbors or a global pandemic… I am not an expert even though I have a social media platform. And neither are you. That is why I use mine to tell people to listen to the real experts regardless of the personal cost to me or the inconvenience.
The larger your platform, the larger your responsibility.