Webinaires Visionnez le webinaire - Addressing digital mis-health-information for the vulnerable populations - a gold standard approach

CReSP - UdeM

Conférencière: Dre. Lubna Daraz
Chercheuse au CReSP, et professeure adjointe à l'Université de Montréal 


Modératrice: Louise Potvin
Directrice scientifique du CReSP et professeure titulaire à l’École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal

Governments and policymakers need leadership to understand public health challenges and find evidence-based solutions to combat mis/disinformation posted on digital platforms. Digital platforms, including social media, have become a common source for health communication for individuals to access health-related information. However, with various trusted and untrusted sources, concerns remain about the credibility of digital health and medical information. It is highly conceivable that imperfect information can harm patients/public and have a significant detrimental effect on the Canadian healthcare system. The more people use digital platforms to meet their health information needs, the more unreliable (mis/disinformation) information can be provided by untrustworthy information producers.

In this webinar, Dre. Daraz will present initial data from her ongoing projects where she has been developing quality benchmarks and policy frameworks for patients and the public to help them access credible health knowledge online. The presentation will also discuss collaboration opportunities to combat digital mis-health-information from an international context using COVID-19 as a case study.

The webinar took place on February 7th, 2022

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