Contribution of Social Media in the Fight Against Misinformation on Coronavirus Pandemic

Contribution of Social Media in the Fight Against Misinformation on Coronavirus Pandemic    CHAPTER ONE                                                               INTRODUCTION 1.1   Background to the Study The recent rash of coronavirus (COVID-19)-related material has turned into a high-stakes test of social media companies' ability to combat disinformation. False advice on how to avoid getting the virus or what steps affected individuals should take to prevent it from spreading has the potential to spread additional illness and death from a pandemic that has already claimed thousands of lives across the globe. WHO(2020). It is, however, difficult to tell the difference between phony and false information. The words "fake information" and "false information" are sometimes used interchangeably. Fake...

The Impact of Social Media on Covid-19 Information Dissemination

The Impact of Social Media on Covid-19 Information Dissemination CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Over time, social media has evolved into an active technical tool as well as a news and communication medium for Nigerian citizens. Access to mobile telephony, particularly among digitally aware adolescents, has made information distribution as simple as snapping a finger. As the epidemic has encroached on and emasculated global activities, social media platforms have been used as a source of information for individuals. Its importance has grown as a result of the government's implementation of a lockdown strategy to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. As a result, it has evolved into an active instrument for engagement and communication, disseminating both reasonable and incredulous (mis)information. Social media sites...
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