Published on in Vol 24, No 1 (2022): January

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Medical and Health-Related Misinformation on Social Media: Bibliometric Study of the Scientific Literature

Medical and Health-Related Misinformation on Social Media: Bibliometric Study of the Scientific Literature

Medical and Health-Related Misinformation on Social Media: Bibliometric Study of the Scientific Literature


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