Addressing the spread of health-related misinformation on social networks

  • This article deals with the spread of misinformation in a general context and specifically in the health sector. It presents a theoretical view of the problem and analyzes its characteristics with a focus on medicine and mainly rheumatology. Finally, conclusions from the previous analysis are formulated as well as suggestions for reducing the dimensions of the problem in the health sector.

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Author:Maria PolyzouGND, David KieferORCiDGND, Xenofon BaraliakosORCiDGND, Philipp SewerinGND
Parent Title (English):Frontiers in medicine
Subtitle (English):an opinion article
Publisher:Frontiers Media
Place of publication:Lausanne
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2024/03/04
Date of first Publication:2023/05/02
Publishing Institution:Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsbibliothek
Tag:Open Access Fonds
COVID-19; health sector; misinformation; rheumatology; social networks
Issue:Article 1167033
First Page:1167033-01
Last Page:1167033-05
Article Processing Charge funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Open Access Publication Fund of Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
Institutes/Facilities:Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet
Dewey Decimal Classification:Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / Medizin, Gesundheit
open_access (DINI-Set):open_access
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY 4.0 - Namensnennung 4.0 International