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Don’t Google It

According to recent studies, more and more people are searching health information via Google. Not without danger, because googling symptoms often makes it worse. People end up at platforms with unreliable comments and sometimes downright wrong advice. The Belgian medical site Gezondheidenwetenschap.be wanted to address this with a campaign on the internet itself.

By conveniently using Google AdWords, they alerted the population when they were googling their symptoms. For example, if you googled “twitching eyelid”, the first result was the following message: “Don’t google it, check a reliable source.”