U.S. healthcare agencies request data on COVID misinformation

© Reuters. Demonstrators stand behind an art installation of body bags during a protest against Facebook and what they claim is disinformation regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the social media giant's platform, outside the front doors of Facebook headquar WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Office of the Surgeon General will request input on COVID-19 misinformation online as they seek to understand the role it played during the pandemic and its impact on health decisions made by individuals. The agencies will put out a Request For Information (RFI) on Thursday to collect public comments and data within 60 days from stakeholders such as academic institutions, advocacy groups, government entities and community-based organizations. "This RFI seeks to understand both the impact of health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and the unique role that technology and social media platforms play in the dissemination of critical health information during a public health emergency," the agencies said. The RFI will look for details on how rampant COVID misinformation is on tech platforms, their policies to fight suh content and sources who spread such lies online. It will also look for data on how such content impacted trust in the healthcare system, morale of healthcare workers and the implications for future public health emergencies. Reuters reported in February the White House has eased up in its fight against vaccine misinformation after Biden accused Facebook (NASDAQ:) last year of "killing people" by spreading vaccine lies. Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.

U.S. healthcare agencies request data on COVID misinformation
U.S. healthcare agencies request data on COVID misinformation© Reuters. Demonstrators stand behind an art installation of body bags during a protest against Facebook and what they claim is disinformation regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the social media giant's platform, outside the front doors of Facebook headquar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Office of the Surgeon General will request input on COVID-19 misinformation online as they seek to understand the role it played during the pandemic and its impact on health decisions made by individuals.

The agencies will put out a Request For Information (RFI) on Thursday to collect public comments and data within 60 days from stakeholders such as academic institutions, advocacy groups, government entities and community-based organizations.

"This RFI seeks to understand both the impact of health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and the unique role that technology and social media platforms play in the dissemination of critical health information during a public health emergency," the agencies said.

The RFI will look for details on how rampant COVID misinformation is on tech platforms, their policies to fight suh content and sources who spread such lies online. It will also look for data on how such content impacted trust in the healthcare system, morale of healthcare workers and the implications for future public health emergencies.

Reuters reported in February the White House has eased up in its fight against vaccine misinformation after Biden accused Facebook (NASDAQ:) last year of "killing people" by spreading vaccine lies.

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.