The use of distributed consensus algorithms to curtail the spread of medical misinformation

@article{Paza2019TheUO,
  title={The use of distributed consensus algorithms to curtail the spread of medical misinformation},
  author={Mateusz Płaza and Lorenzo Paladino and Ijeoma Nnodim Opara and Michael S. Firstenberg and Benjamin Wilson and Thomas John Papadimos and Stanislaw P. Stawicki},
  journal={International Journal of Academic Medicine},
  year={2019},
  volume={5},
  pages={93 - 99}
}
Medical misinformation (MEMI) occurs when individuals propagate health‐related claims as “medical fact,” without proper scientific verification that the content being “broadcasted” is indeed true.[1,2] Lack of rigorous scientific verification of medical information that is shared across a broad range of modern media platforms results in a potentially dangerous status quo.[3‐5] Implications of MEMI can be both serious and unpredictable.[6,7] The antifluoride and antivaccination movements provide… 

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