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|When Viruses and Misinformation Spread: How Young Singaporeans Navigated Uncertainty in the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Outbreak
||Effects of COVID-19 Misinformation on Information Seeking, Avoidance and Processing:|
A multicountry Comparative Study
|By Edson C. Tandoc Jr. and James Chong Boi Lee
Funded by: WhatsApp Research Award
and MOE Tier 1 Grant
Photo credit: Unsplash / Devin Avery
|By Kim Hye Kyung, Jisoo Ahn, Lucy Atkinson and Lee Ann Kahlor|
Published September 13, 2020
Photo credit: Unsplash / Jae Park
Guided by the frameworks of uncertainty management
and sensemaking during crises, this study examined how young adults in Singapore managed uncertainty
around the COVID-19 outbreak.
This study highlights negative consequences of misinformation during a global pandemic and addresses possible cultural and situational differences in how people interpret and respond to misinformation.
In the News
|6 in 10 people have received fake COVID-19 news,
likely on social media: Survey
|New studies by local researchers explore social impact of COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore|
|Published on CNAOnline, 21 May
Photo credit: Unsplash / NordWood Themes
|Published on TODAYOnline, 21 May|
Photo credit: TODAY
NTU's Prof May O. Lwin said researchers have used the
term "infodemic" to describe this tsunami of information surrounding COVID-19 that refers not only to a
deluge of information, but to the fact that the
information could not be verified and
much of it is probably not accurate.
The studies, conducted by the NCID, NUS, and NTU,
look at the public’s perception of the Covid-19 outbreak,
the role of mainstream media and social media
during the pandemic, and the experiences
of Covid-19 patients before and after
recovering from the disease.