Research, facts and commentary on today's healthcare
- Many popular YouTube videos about prostate cancer contained biased or poor-quality information.
- There was a significant negative correlation between scientific quality and viewer engagement.
- The comments section underneath some videos contained advertising and peer-to-peer medical advice.
- A total of 115 videos (77%) contained potentially misinformative and/or biased content within the video or comments section, with a total reach of >6 million viewers.
- For online health seekers there is too much invalid health information and they are pretty much left to determine what’s based on medical knowledge and what’s garbage.