Validating information on the internet
They suggest that the same approach might be extended to other medical topics, and perhaps beyond and to other platforms that carry a large body of unvalidated information that might be tested and validated or otherwise.Automation of some aspects of the processing would remove the risk of human error at various stages. Finding and validating medical information shared on Twitter: experiences using a crowdsourcing approach, International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology (2019).Read the information objectively to determine if the information is presented in a balanced, reasonable and unbiased manner.
Look for a complete and comprehensive presentation of data and facts.
Use the credibility, accuracy, reasonableness and support (CARS) method of verification when relying on information found on the Internet.
Determine the credibility and reliability of the information by identifying the source.
Research published in the International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, looks to using a crowd-sourcing approach to the validation of medication information on one particular niche of the internet – the well-known microblogging platform known as Twitter.
Scott Duberstein, Daniel Adomako Asamoah, Derek Doran, and Shu Schiller of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, point out that social media, of which Twitter can be said to be one of the popular, can be a very useful place to gather information.
There are six broad criteria for evaluation of health information you find on the web.