Navigating Healthcare – Patient Safety and Personal Healthcare Management

Easy Way to Debunk Healthcare Myths

Posted in Healthcare Information, Myths, Preventative Healthcare by drnic on May 6, 2011

Excellent posting on FishBarrel tool that provides an easy way to report misleading claims online

FishBarrel: The easy way to report misleading health claims online
. As the author states:

With thousands of misleading health claims on the web and a report to the ASA taking around ten minutes, I’d regularly come across misleading claims but do nothing about them. So I built FishBarrel. FishBarrel is a plugin for Google Chrome that manages the process of making an ASA or Trading Standards complaint so that it takes just a few seconds. FishBarrel also tracks all text complained about in a central database. When you turn on FishBarrel, any text complained about by other users is automatically highlighted. This prevents you from submitting duplicate complaints to the ASA. Finally, FishBarrel can automatically revisit the websites later and check if the claims have been removed.

You can see a demo here


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