Towards Understanding Substance Abuse Misinformation in YouTube Videos
26th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2023.
Trigger warning: texts and figures contain substance abuse, addiction, and mental illness YouTube is increasingly being utilized to acquire information about substance addiction and treatment experiences. However, the questionable quality and reliability of health information in addiction-related videos can concern help seekers and may potentially mislead some patients in managing addiction and seeking treatments. This poster presents our preliminary findings on the creators of addiction-related videos and the types of misinformation they may disseminate. We discovered that these creators often present inaccurate information and knowledge, offer advice based on personal experiences, display triggering content, and understate the difficulty of recovery. These preliminary findings will guide our future analysis of addiction misinformation within a more extensive set of YouTube videos. © 2023 ACM.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
addiction, misinformation, videos, YouTube
Niu, Shuo and Palm Reed, Kathleen, "Towards Understanding Substance Abuse Misinformation in YouTube Videos" (2023). Psychology. 885.