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Health Misinformation in Search and Social Media

Amira Ghenai
2017 Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval - SIGIR '17  
The goal of this thesis is to address the misinformation problem in two of the most commonly used online services: search engines and social media platforms.  ...  I understand that my thesis may be made electronically available to the public. iii Statement of Contributions Related to the work conducted about health misinformation in social media, I collaborated  ...  Acknowledgements False Advertisements Spread in Social Media Existing channels for disseminating information about unproven cancer cures currently include statements by the US Food and Drug Administration  ... 
doi:10.1145/3077136.3084153 dblp:conf/sigir/Ghenai17 fatcat:na5rjxfgw5e6togqpdkgwmk4se

Infodemic, Misinformation and Disinformation in Pandemics: Scientific Landscape and the Road Ahead for Public Health Informatics Research [chapter]

Javad Pool, Farhad Fatehi, Saeed Akhlaghpour
2021 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
., an overabundance of health information, misinformation, and disinformation, impede implementing best public health policies during a public health crisis such as COVID-19.  ...  In response to epidemics and pandemics, access to authentic sources of information plays a critical role in informing public health practices.  ...  Future research can examine hot infodemic topics such as social media and misinformation (i.e. studying the effective use of social media in the context of pandemics misinformation).  ... 
doi:10.3233/shti210278 pmid:34042681 fatcat:mnq7trbyr5a5xd7ngy4qfjdpvm

Facilitators and Barriers of COVID-19 Vaccine Promotion on Social Media in the United States: A Systematic Review

Cristian Lieneck, Katharine Heinemann, Janki Patel, Hung Huynh, Abigail Leafblad, Emmanuel Moreno, Claire Wingfield
2022 Healthcare  
Facilitators of vaccine promotion included an increase in the efforts of social media companies to reduce misinformation, the use of social media to spread information on public health and vaccine promotion  ...  The results of this review provide insight for improving public health campaign promotion on social media and can help inform policy on social media regulation and misinformation prevention.  ...  and social media variables in the aggressive search criteria timeline.  ... 
doi:10.3390/healthcare10020321 pmid:35206935 pmcid:PMC8871797 fatcat:n2ole35cireaxidwjymmvcshca

Health TrueInfo: A multilingual Android app and social media approach in tackling COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and hesitancy in Bolivia, India, and Canada

Sapolnach Prompiengchai, Neda Maki, Mahika Jain, Libertad Rojas, Jaiditya Dev, Thushanth Sriskandarajah
2022 University of Toronto Journal of Public Health  
hesitancy via creating multimodal social media contents, which in turn might help increase health and digital literacy, and battle social isolation.  ...  The purpose of Health TrueInfo is to use knowledge translation strategies to implement evidence-based health communications via social media in order to tackle COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and hesitancy  ...  hesitancy via creating multimodal social media contents, which in turn might help increase health and  ... 
doi:10.33137/utjph.v9999i1.38113 fatcat:zpvzecicife5pkr6d6vwbbkxua

Determinants of Infodemics During Disease Outbreaks: A Systematic Review

Javier Alvarez-Galvez, Victor Suarez-Lledo, Antonio Rojas-Garcia
2021 Frontiers in Public Health  
However, these tools also carry some disadvantages since they also open the door to new social and health risks, in particular during health emergencies.  ...  The widespread use of social media represents an unprecedented opportunity for health promotion.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to acknowledge the support of the INDESS (University of Cadiz), the Computational Social Science DataLab team, and the Ramon & Cajal programme of the Ministry of Economy and  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpubh.2021.603603 pmid:33855006 pmcid:PMC8039137 fatcat:uoyspw5wfzb4lplro2rhmhoqee

Fake news during the pandemic times: A Systematic Literature Review using PRISMA

Tahir Mumtaz Awan, Mahroz Aziz, Aruba Sharif, Tehreem Raza Ch, Taha Jasam, Yusra Alvi
2022 Open Information Science  
The purpose of this systematic literature review is to review the major studies about misinformation and fake news during COVID-19 on social media.  ...  Furthermore, the human mind plays a significant role in spreading misinformation while the role of critical thinking of individuals is very much important in controlling the flow of misinformation.  ...  news and the COVID-19 pandemic among users misinformation of social media in Nigeria.  ... 
doi:10.1515/opis-2022-0131 fatcat:eh6prw2aqvbwlegjucuutmj5z4

The COVID-19 Infodemic: A Quantitative Analysis Through Facebook

Naseem Ahmed, Tooba Shahbaz, Asma Shamim, Kiran Shafiq Khan, S M Hussain, Asad Usman
2020 Cureus  
Health care agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) use social media as a platform to impart information regarding COVID-19; simultaneously  ...  , there is a spread of misinformation on social media, masking the credible sources of information.  ...  In this modern era, where technology is a click away, healthcare agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO) [4] and the US Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [5] use social media  ... 
doi:10.7759/cureus.11346 pmid:33304681 pmcid:PMC7719473 fatcat:fkm72rixibaitfqkidnsn3uwvy

Understanding misinformation infodemic during public health emergencies due to large-scale disease outbreaks: a rapid review

Nashit Chowdhury, Ayisha Khalid, Tanvir C Turin
2021 Journal of Public Health  
A lack of scientific knowledge by individuals and a lack of trust in the government increased the consumption of misinformation, which is disseminated quickly by the unregulated media, particularly social  ...  For this rapid integrative review, we systematically searched MEDLINE and Google Scholar and extracted the literature on misinformation during abrupt large-scale infectious disease outbreaks since 2000  ...  First, social media is increasingly playing the prime role in spreading health-related misinformation, as the use of social media has become ubiquitous and the influence of social media has risen to the  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10389-021-01565-3 pmid:33968601 pmcid:PMC8088318 fatcat:okw3kzav5ba4xb3jygu7lyb3ce

Coronavirus Goes Viral: Quantifying the COVID-19 Misinformation Epidemic on Twitter

Ramez Kouzy, Joseph Abi Jaoude, Afif Kraitem, Molly B El Alam, Basil Karam, Elio Adib, Jabra Zarka, Cindy Traboulsi, Elie Akl, Khalil Baddour
2020 Cureus  
Since the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic, misinformation has been spreading uninhibited over traditional and social media at a rapid pace.  ...  Conclusions Medical misinformation and unverifiable content pertaining to the global COVID-19 epidemic are being propagated at an alarming rate on social media.  ...  Materials And Methods Data collection We performed an online search of the Twitter social media platform on February 27, 2020.  ... 
doi:10.7759/cureus.7255 pmid:32292669 pmcid:PMC7152572 fatcat:oa4dpw665nefnpifpcftpdu72i

Leveraging volunteer fact checking to identify misinformation about COVID-19 in social media

Hyunuk Kim, Dylan Walker
2020 Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review  
Identifying emerging health misinformation is a challenge because its manner and type are often unknown. However, many social media users correct misinformation when they encounter it.  ...  This strategy is more efficient than keyword-based search in identifying COVID-19 misinformation about antibiotics and a cure.  ...  Apart from the positive effects of social media on health literacy, social media can also be a venue of health misinformation that aggravates users' misperceptions on health issues (Sharma et al., 2017  ... 
doi:10.37016/mr-2020-021 fatcat:h4hasrel5vckhcamitv3d2k5ne

Evaluating the Impact of Attempts to Correct Health Misinformation on Social Media: A Meta-Analysis

Nathan Walter, John J. Brooks, Camille J. Saucier, Sapna Suresh
2020 Health Communication  
Social media poses a threat to public health by facilitating the spread of misinformation.  ...  Interventions were more effective in cases where participants were involved with the health topic, as well as when misinformation was distributed by news organizations (vs. peers) and debunked by experts  ...  YouTube," "literacy AND health AND social media OR Facebook OR Twitter OR YouTube," "correction AND health AND social media OR Facebook OR Twitter OR YouTube," and "retraction AND health AND social media  ... 
doi:10.1080/10410236.2020.1794553 pmid:32762260 fatcat:bjupiusoqvaspchdioxxt7vzfy

Effects of misinformation on COVID-19 prevention and control in Nigeria

Chinonye Faith Chinedu-Okeke, epartment of Mass Communication, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria., Chinwe Elizabeth Uzochukwu, George Uchenna Eleje, Ijeoma Obi, Arinze Anthony Onwuegbuna, Lydia Ijeoma Eleje, epartment of Mass Communication, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria., Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Nigeria., Department of Ophthalmology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria., Department of Educational Foundations, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
2021 Journal of Clinical Images and Medical Case Reports  
The searched areas were: COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria, spread of misinformation on COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, updates of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, and the effect of health misinformation on COVID-19 prevention  ...  Conclusion: Misinformation is increasingly more sophisticated than ever and its potentials spread wider and faster in social media era resulting in fear or tension.  ...  The new media in general and social media in parti cu-�8�. The new media in general and social media in parti cu-.  ... 
doi:10.52768/2766-7820/1295 fatcat:lt3bitnt2ngaxlflamwzm4glsm

COVID-19 as an "Infodemic" in Public Health: Critical Role of the Social Media

Debanjan Banerjee, K. S. Meena
2021 Frontiers in Public Health  
We then look at the ways forward in which the role of social media (as well as other digital platforms) can be integrated into social and public health, for a better symbiosis, "digital balance" and pandemic  ...  In this article, we glance at the unique evolution of COVID-19 as an "infodemic" in the hands of social media and the impact it had on its spread and public reaction.  ...  The content of search is recorded to refine searches later on, and search data is pooled to study the common sources of misinformation and false facts (35) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpubh.2021.610623 pmid:33816415 pmcid:PMC8012664 fatcat:eyyiui6navcrrgq3t3clyhomly

Perineum Sunning: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Public Interest in a Potentially Harmful, Non-Evidence-Based "Wellness" Practice (Preprint)

Ryan Ottwell, Micah Hartwell, Tracy Beswick, Taylor Calli Rogers, Heather Ivy, Marcus Goodman
2020 JMIR Dermatology  
Perineum sunning/tanning is a potentially harmful yet popular new health trend cultivated by a viral social media post, famous public figures, and subsequent media coverage.  ...  Conclusions: Google Trends and Twitter data demonstrated that one social media post claiming non-evidence-based health benefits of regular sun exposure-without the use of sunscreen-generated significant  ...  Acknowledgments MV is funded through the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity and the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology.  ... 
doi:10.2196/24124 fatcat:p2p6qr5fnndf3nmr5t7ykvnewq

Systematic Literature Review for Misinformation on Health And its Online and Social Dissemination

Yuxi Wang, Nirosha Varghese
2019 Zenodo  
Objectives To review studies exploring different types of misinformation regarding certain diseases,health and health technologies and the dynamics of social and behavioral changes in response to such  ...  Misinformation 2. Media 3. Health 4. Model or Empirical 5. Humans Research 6.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3407068 fatcat:7adobvlalzfzbkwd6ciiudwgaq
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