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Misleading information disseminated via social media

Anorexia on YouTube: an example of video-based social media

This video presents Syed-Abdul et. al. study on misleading health-related information promoted through video-based social media: anorexia on YouTube.

The amount of information being uploaded onto social video platforms, such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Veoh, continues to spiral, making it increasingly difficult to discern reliable health information from misleading content. There are thousands of YouTube videos promoting misleading information about anorexia (e.g, anorexia as a healthy lifestyle). Health authorities producing videos to combat anorexia should consider involving celebrities and models to reach a wider audience.

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