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The FACTS Framework cited in the Journal of Medical Internet Research

June 29, 2020   98 Views   1 min
The FACTS Framework cited in the Journal of Medical Internet Research https://www.jmir.org/2020/6/e21820/

June 29th, 2020: the FACTS Framework for Fighting Misinformation and Disinformation is cited in ‘How to Fight an Infodemic: The Four Pillars of Infodemic Management’ of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

In this issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the World Health Organization (WHO) is presenting a framework for managing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infodemic. Infodemiology is now acknowledged by public health organizations and the WHO as an important emerging scientific field and critical area of practice during a pandemic.

Second Pillar: Knowledge Refinement, Filtering, and Fact-Checking

The FACTS model [20] depicted as an insert in Figure 1 reminds us that within each layer, there are knowledge refinement processes such as fact checking and quality assurance mechanisms at play, which are sometimes visible and sometimes invisible to the end user. For example, on the science level, the process of peer reviewing and publishing scholarly work is a method to constantly filter, refine, and improve the information generated by previous scholars. [...]

-- Gunther Eysenbach, MD, MPH, FACMI

Read the full article here: https://www.jmir.org/2020/6/e21820/

Find Vol 22, No 6 (June 2020) of the Journal of Medical Internet Research here: https://www.jmir.org/2020/6

Learn more about the FACTS Framework for Fighting Misinformation and Disinformation

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Eysenbach G
How to Fight an Infodemic: The Four Pillars of Infodemic Management
J Med Internet Res 2020;22(6):e21820 URL: https://www.jmir.org/2020/6/e21820
DOI: 10.2196/21820 PMID: 32589589 PMCID: 7332253

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