A Deadly Infodemic Social Media and the Power of COVID-19 Misinformation
Gisondi, M., Barber, R., Faust, J., et al. (2022). A Deadly Infodemic: Social Media and the Power of COVID-19 Misinformation. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 24(2):e35552.
This article highlights the role of mis- and disinformation in vaccine hesitancy and the legal and ethical obligations of social media companies to combat misinformation. It also includes recommendations for healthcare providers specific to using social media (e.g., engage patients on social media, partner with influencers to share accurate information).