Combatting online health misinformation

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Finishing out our Webidemic series with the Knox County Health Department, the topic this week is helping combat online health misinformation.

Community relations director for the health department, Karharine Killen answers questions about online health misinformation.

What are some of the key takeaways from this Webidemic effort?

“Most folks want to make healthy choices and they want to do what’s right for their family,” says Killen. “Since it’s not likely misinformation will vanish from the internet anytime soon, one important step in combating it is developing a healthy sense of skepticism.”

Where can people find all of the Health Department’s resources?

The Knox County Health Department has many more tips on avoiding misinformation online.

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