Social Media is the place that has helped most in spreading awareness about COVID-19. Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Google three of the most prominent social media platforms, have posts filled with information about precautions. Some posts are misleading people from and telling them not to worry and go out. This is killing the seriousness of the problem.
Coronavirus is not like Swine Flu or Bird Flu, and it is the worst of all, it is not something that we can take lightly. This is the time when we need to take things seriously. It is important to follow all the guidelines and stay inside the home.
Some people are posting things that are providing wrong information. False information is either creating panic or is making the situation very light on Google Facebook. Both the conditions are not favorable, and this is the time when everyone needs to be serious.
All The Social Media Platforms To Issue A Joint Statement On Misinformation:
All the social media platforms are going to take a big step, keeping in mind the seriousness of the situation. They will release a joint statement regarding the misinformation that people are spreading on their platforms. People must know what is right and what is not. They are going to include points that will people identify, which is the correct information.
Only Read News And Articles From Authentic And Trustable Websites:
There are so many websites around the world, and that is why it is essential to know which of them are trustable. Reading news about coronavirus anywhere is not safe; the readers need to verify the source and then only trust it.
People are sharing their perspectives about being safe from the virus, and that is not the right thing. It is important to follow the guidelines released by the WHO.
Governments Also Working To Clear Misconceptions And Misinformation:
Government officials are also working to clear all the misconceptions and misinformation around the virus. Some websites such as Google Facebook are showing inaccurate data about the number of positive patients and the number of deaths. Government websites are getting updated regularly to provide accurate information to people.