Most-viewed YouTube videos on prostate cancer found to have low quality information

Most-viewed YouTube videos on prostate cancer found to have low quality information

The New York Times (11/28, Bakalar) reports on a study published in European Urology finding that in a study of YouTube videos on prostate cancer, those that had the greater number of views and “likes” had lower quality information. The study consisted of searching YouTube for “prostate cancer screening” and “prostate cancer treatment” then scoring “the first 75 hits for each phrase.”

Crain’s New York Business (11/28, Henderson) reports “77% of the 150 most-viewed YouTube videos on prostate cancer contained factual errors or biased content that posed health risks to patients.”

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