No, that is a misinterpretation.

The fact that X is not peer review MERELY suggests that the editors who published this story with an associated DOI (a ‘permalink’) make it clear to the readers that this story _may_ contain factual or other interpretive errors that have not been vetted by a related expert in the field. That is intellectual honesty. That caveat does not make the article or study in question any less read worthy.

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