Getting Health Information On Instagram?

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Content Consumption has been the biggest source of entertainment and knowledge. This comes with the heap load of misinformation that is spread across social media platforms like Instagram.

One in four popular Instagram posts about Hepatitis B was inaccurate. These posts were much more likely to come from accounts that were operating for profit or that were advertising goods or services.

Profitability On Misinformation In Instagram

Researchers looked at the connection between post-profitability and false information in recent research.

  • 23 percent of the posts contained inaccurate information about hepatitis B or its treatment.
  • In addition, these postings received an average of 1,599 likes, which was higher than the average of 970 likes for posts containing factual information about hepatitis B.
  • About a third as many people followed inaccurate information-posting accounts as accurate information-posting accounts on average.

Consumers At Risk

Although misinformation and cynicism about evidence-based treatment online are spiking, patients are still flocking to social media and other user-generated websites for support and information about their health.

Social media has given access to the general public to a plethora of health information. But medical information on social media is largely unregulated.

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