Health misinformation on social media: A literature review

Yang Jun Li, Christy M K Cheung, Xiao Liang Shen, Matthew K.O. Lee

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Abstract

Health misinformation on social media is considered as a major public concern. This study evaluates the current state of this issue by conducting a systematic literature review. Based on a stepwise literature search and selection procedure, we have identified 21 articles relevant to the topic of health misinformation on social media. We find that health misinformation on social media is a new and emerging topic in multiple disciplines. One very important insight of this review is that most studies are theoretical and exploratory in nature. There is only a small number of studies have solid theoretical foundations. Finally, we discuss the implication of the literature review for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2019 Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Event23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2019: Secure ICT Platform for the 4th Industrial Revolution - Xi'an, China
Duration: 8 Jul 201912 Jul 2019
https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2019/

Conference

Conference23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2019
Country/TerritoryChina
CityXi'an
Period8/07/1912/07/19
Internet address

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Information Systems

User-Defined Keywords

  • Health misinformation
  • Literature analysis
  • Rumors
  • Social media

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