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Correcting health misinformation online: Collaborative crosschecking

Costello, Kaitlin L.

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.3885211", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Correcting health misinformation online: Collaborative crosschecking", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>Patients, especially those with chronic conditions, increasingly use the Internet to find and<br>\nexchange health information with other patients. Healthcare providers are often concerned that<br>\npatients will find misinformation online, particularly in patient peer support groups; providers<br>\nmay even deter patients from using the Internet as an information source in order to prevent them<br>\nfrom encountering misinformation (Chung, 2013). In online support groups, however, health<br>\nmisinformation is often corrected relatively quickly by other patients (Esquivel et al., 2006). The<br>\npurpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of collaborative crosschecking, which describes<br>\nhow patients teach one another information literacy skills in the process of correcting health<br>\nmisinformation in online support groups.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Costello, Kaitlin L."
  "id": "3885211", 
  "event-place": "online", 
  "type": "paper-conference", 
  "event": "Information Science Trends: Health Information Behavior (#AECIST20)"
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