Social media sites are grappling with the challenges of combating posts that spread falsehoods. Every time they ban a hashtag like #VaccinesCauseAutism, another one like #VaccinesKillAndMaim pops up. But social media isn’t entirely bad. A growing body of evidence points to patients and clinicians using what are called Web 2.0 sites to build support systems.
Data Points: Using social media to build support networks
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