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Medical Misinformation on Social Media and How We Can Stop It

The spread of medical misinformation is becoming increasingly common across social media. For example, a 1999 chain email on the use of “Cough CPR” in heart attacks was publicly discouraged by the American Heart Association following its initial circulation; however, because of the rise of social media platforms, the hoax has seen a resurgence. A…

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