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India leads in misinformation about Corona on social media

The most misleading information about Corona was disseminated in India, as the Internet access in the country is now huge. Content on social media is also widely read and viewed in the country. This situation was exacerbated by the lack of internet literacy. A new study has found that people spread misinformation.

The report ‘Prevention and Social Analysis of Covid 19 Misinformation in 138 Countries’ has been published in the Journal of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions of Sage.

It has studied 9657 data sets from 138 countries of the world and has been verified by 94 organizations. It was investigated whether misinformation was spread through it. Of all the countries, India had the highest number of misinformation spread on social media at 18.07. One of the main reasons for this is the growing Internet access in India. So people are using social media more. One of the reasons for this is the lack of internet literacy for the couple, which is a lack of understanding of what to believe and what not to believe.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that no one should fall victim to the misinformation about corona. This can endanger people’s health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also said that information from social media needs to be examined. The reliability of the information depends on what the source of the information is, so the source needs to be checked.

The amount of internet is the highest

India is leading with 15.94 per cent, the United States 9.74 per cent, Brazil 8.57 per cent and Spain 8.03 per cent. Regarding the findings of this study, it is said that the lack of information about Covid 19 was related to the positive changes taking place in the Corona situation. Social media accounted for 84.94 per cent of the spread of misinformation. On the other hand, 90.5 per cent of non-information is spread on the internet. The share of this information on Facebook was 66.87 percent.

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