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
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Secure ICT Platform for the 4th Industrial Revolution, PACIS 2019 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 8 Jul 201912 Jul 2019

Conference

Conference23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Secure ICT Platform for the 4th Industrial Revolution, PACIS 2019
Country/TerritoryChina
CityXi'an
Period8/07/1912/07/19

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Information Systems

User-Defined Keywords

  • Health misinformation
  • Literature analysis
  • Rumors
  • Social media

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