Older adults often use the Internet to find health information but may experience difficulties in finding information that they can trust.
The information below aims to answer frequently asked questions and provide tips on how to identify trustworthy health information on the Internet.
It is important to evaluate what you find on the Internet because:
- Anyone can post information on the Internet
- Search engine results are selected by computer software and not by human experts
- Websites may be sponsored by companies that are selling products so may not provide objective information.