Health misinformation is false, inaccurate, or misleading information according to the best available evidence at the time. Misinformation is harmful because it can lead to confusion and misunderstanding with negative consequences.
These fact sheets provide tips for you to identify health misinformation, protect yourself from it, and stop the spread of misinformation.
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