Opinion: The answer to medical misinformation on social media might be more information

When the surgeon general of the United States speaks, people tend to listen. So Vivek Murthy’s recent 22-page report proclaiming that the spread of misinformation through social media has become an “urgent threat to public health,” and that more needs to be done to combat the issue, is bound to get some attention.

He has a point: Social media is at the heart of misinformation.

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