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Fake News

Do you know what to look for?

Finding trusted information helps you to make the best decisions for your health.

What is fake news?

The term ‘fake news’ describes information that is not true. Fake news can appear on websites, in videos and social media. It is misleading because it can look realistic.

Fake news can:

Stop people from getting the healthcare they need

Negatively impact mental health.

Cause people to distrust medical providers.

To make sure something is true, double-check the information with other trusted sources.

Example of fake news.

How to spot fake news

References

World Health Organisation (2022)

Infodemics and misinformation negatively affect people’s health behaviours, new WHO review finds.

https://www.who.int/europe/news/item/01-09-2022-infodemics-and-misinformation-negatively-affect-people-s-health-behaviours–new-who-review-finds

 

Hilton, L. (2021)

Impact and consequences of medical misinformation. (November 10).
Contemporary Pediatrics. 

https://www.contemporarypediatrics.com/view/impact-and-consequences-of-medical-misinformation

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