PACIS 2019 Proceedings


Health misinformation on social media is considered as a major public concern. This study evaluates the current state of this issue by conducting a systematic literature review. Based on a stepwise literature search and selection procedure, we have identified 21 articles relevant to the topic of health misinformation on social media. We find that health misinformation on social media is a new and emerging topic in multiple disciplines. One very important insight of this review is that most studies are theoretical and exploratory in nature. There is only a small number of studies have solid theoretical foundations. Finally, we discuss the implication of the literature review for future research.