Fake News on Covid-19 Pandemic

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Seuk Yen Phoong, Seuk Wai Phoong, Kok Hau Phoong


Fake news is not a new means. Some studies found that fake news spreads more rapidly on social mediathat real news does. Much of existing literatures on false information examine political, social issues oreconomic benefits. However, there is limited study on the false information on health. CoronavirusDisease, named as Covid-19 that happens on 2019 has rapidly spread all over the world and has sparkedthe alarm. Social media platform has been abused by certain people or “expert” on sharing themisinformation. This study discussed the factors that contributed the people to share the fake newsduring the period of Covid-19. This paper is a cross-sectional studies on the misinformation that sharingby the society during this pandemic. This paper is intended to serve several functions: to aware the society on the misinformation; to discuss the factors including online trust, self-disclosure, fear ofmissing out and social media fatigue on sharing the fake news, and to improve the knowledge of societyon Covid-19.

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Seuk Yen Phoong, Seuk Wai Phoong, Kok Hau Phoong. (2021). Fake News on Covid-19 Pandemic. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 3056–3061. Retrieved from https://www.annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/411