Survey: Americans distrust health information on social media

Americans are concerned that the health-related information they see on social media is incorrect or misleading, a survey found.

About two-thirds (67 percent) of U.S. adults who seek health-related facts at least once a year, aside from an annual checkup with a doctor, have seen health information on social media. More than eight in 10 (83 percent) of those social media users are concerned about the accuracy of the health information they see, according to the survey by global communications and marketing services firm Weber Shandwick and KRC Research.

The companies surveyed 1,700 Americans ages 18 and older.

Source: Weber Shandwick, KRC Research

Source: Weber Shandwick, KRC Research

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