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Infodemics: A new challenge for public health

Infodemics: A new challenge for public health

Briand, Sylvie, Cinelli, Matteo, Nguyen, Tim, Lewis, Rosamund, Prybylski, Dimitri, Valensise, Carlo, Colizza, Vittoria, Tozzi, Alberto Eugenio, Perra, Nicola ORCID: 0000-0002-5559-3064, Baronchelli, Andrea, Tizzoni, Michele, Zollo, Fabiana, Scala, Antonio, Purnat, Tina, Czerniak, Christine, Kucharski, Adam J., Tshangela, Akhona, Zhou, Lei and Quattrociocchi, Walter (2021) Infodemics: A new challenge for public health. Cell, 184 (25). pp. 6010-6014. ISSN 0092-8674 (Print), 1097-4172 (Online) (doi:

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The COVID-19 information epidemic, or “infodemic,” demonstrates how unlimited access to information may confuse and influence behaviors during a health emergency. However, the study of infodemics is relatively new, and little is known about their relationship with epidemics management. Here, we discuss unresolved issues and propose research directions to enhance preparedness for future health crises.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, infodemics
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC)
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
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