COMBATTING ONLINE MISINFORMATION

MEETING REPORT 2019

The Policy Focus Group was dedicated to looking at ways we can better combat online misinformation. During the discussion, the Group concluded that there is currently a lack of appropriate training on vaccines for healthcare professionals, medical students and the general public. It was underlined that there is a need for better and more effective communication towards patients. Regarding social media, there is an urgent need to train health care professionals to use Social Media more effectively and to mobilize them to spread positive messages on the internet. We should provide additional, easy and accessible information regarding the benefits of vaccinating.

(Organised at the 11th Excellence in Pediatrics Conference, on December 6, 2019)

 

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