Dr.Ghada Salih, Program Leader of Mass communication at KIC, participated in a webinar organized by SchWlar to discuss the visual and audible impacts of mass media during COVID-19 pandemic.
The discussion highlighted the impact of the pandemic on the increased volume of falsified news. The highlights ranged from false medical and scientific claims to conspiracy theories. The webinar also recapped the feedback of users and research pertaining to the fabricated news. Basically, there are two drivers behind news fabrication. One is related to monetary gain and another is related to fame. The discussion’s final note stressed the importance of remaining vigilant when it comes to news consumption on social media.