One more reminder of why we should resist “telemedicine” with all we’ve got. Parents decided to seek a telemedicine diagnosis for a small kid with a penile infection. Being complete idiots, they photographed the poor kid’s penis and triggered Google’s child porn filter. The article’s author is making this about bad, evil Google but there’s a much larger issue in play. “Telemedicine” is a scam. Diagnosing people sight unseen and prescribing God know what on the strength of pictures that could have come from absolutely anywhere is scandalously wrong.
It’s hard to feel bad for the parents who would accept such a bizarre way of diagnosing a small child but there are always fools who’ll agree to weird things and poison the well for all of us.