Workshop Proceedings of the 17th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media

Workshop: TrueHealth 2023: Workshop on Combating Health Misinformation for Social Wellbeing

DOI: 10.36190/2023.41

Published: 2023-06-01
Summary paper: TrueHealth: Workshop on Combating Health Misinformation for Social Wellbeing @ ICWSM 2023
Gabriella Pasi, Rishabh Upadhyay, Marco Viviani

In the last decade, people are increasingly relying on online content as a source of health information, facing the potential harm of encountering false information, conspiracy theories, and unreliable remedies, both as individuals and as a community. Research in this area becomes hence fundamental, given the many challenges and open issues related to the sensitive nature of health information and its use by users. In this context, the TrueHealth 2023 Workshop aims to encourage interdisciplinary research involving computer scientists, physicians, lawyers, and communication experts. The goal is to develop technological solutions that help users access truthful and reliable health information for their social well-being. The workshop seeks to combine expertise from different perspectives to address the problem of health misinformation comprehensively.