Health Misinformation on Social Media : A Literature Review

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2019 Proceedings
EditorsDongming Xu, James Jiang, Hee-Woong Kim
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS

Conference

Title23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2019)
LocationShaanxi Guesthouse
PlaceChina
CityXi'an
Period8 - 12 July 2019

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.

Research Area(s)

  • Health misinformation, rumors, social media, literature analysis

Citation Format(s)

Health Misinformation on Social Media: A Literature Review. / Li, Yang-Jun; Cheung, Christy M.K.; Shen, Xiao-Liang et al.
PACIS 2019 Proceedings. ed. / Dongming Xu; James Jiang; Hee-Woong Kim. Association for Information Systems, 2019. (Proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review