Health Misinformation on Social Media

American Journal of Public Health
October 2020 110(S3) Supplement 3 2020

Health Misinformation on Social Media
This special supplement issue features research and perspectives on the dangers—and opportunities—posed by a shift in how modern populations consume health information via social media. Just as the spread of misinformation by malicious and unwitting parties poses a threat to public health and the credibility of institutional knowledge, so too do these platforms offer new approaches to counteract rumors and intentional deception in real time and with targeted strategies.