Art of Medicine
May 2021

How to Counter Fake Health Information

Kaitlin Weed
AMA J Ethics. 2021;23(5):E432-433. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2021.432.


False information undermines health and exacerbates disabilities. Constitutional rights to free speech come with responsibilities. Clinicians and citizens have duties to counter false health information.


Figure 1. How to Counter Fake Health Information



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AMA J Ethics. 2021;23(5):E432-433.



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