Attention to information pollution in social media in vaccine
Yaşar University Faculty of Communication Faculty Member Assoc. Dr. Ferah Onat stated that information pollution and conspiracy theories spread on the internet and especially in social media can prevent measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Onat stated that there is information pollution due to negative content in many subjects from tests to drug treatment, from preventive measures to vaccination, and that it is necessary to provide correct information with correct communication channels to prevent this situation, and that this is also of great importance for widespread vaccination.
Yaşar University Faculty of Communication, Department of Public Relations and Advertising Assoc. Dr. Ferah Onat said that the 2020 we left behind was almost a year of information pollution. Assoc. Dr. Ferah Onat, in the Covid-19 outbreak; He reminded that the unfounded claims and information pollution on social media negatively affected the implementation of measures such as social distance and masks necessary for public health from the very beginning until the virus was produced in a laboratory and started to attach chips to people. Ferah Onat pointed out that the conspiracy theories and misinformation spread on the internet and social media about the Covid-19 vaccine cause the same danger in vaccination now. Onat said, “For this reason, a war must be waged against misinformation that has grown like an avalanche on the internet and especially in social media, and concerns must be resolved by using correct communication channels with the public. Otherwise, the vital vaccination process may suffer ”.
Very different approaches to the virus in social media
Assoc. Dr. Ferah Onat said, “Since the Covid-19 virus emerged, many issues have been shared on social media. First, scientific and non-scientific information on the ways of spreading the virus and preventing its spread was spread. Then, medicines, alternative medicinal methods, herbal teas, foods, food supplements for patients who prevent the virus or get the virus have been intensely shared on social media since the process started. While some of these were from reliable sources that are authorities in the field of health, the vast majority of them consisted of content produced from unreliable sources. Conspiracy theories that cause the spread of the virus, predictions that can be positive or negative, sometimes very scary for the future, supporting these predictions with movies and books, prophecies from the past, especially social media has become a chaotic environment that includes very different approaches to the virus. The interesting thing is that the same people who produce ingredients against the test, treatment or vaccine are the same people, and their transmission is not scientifically based. He reminded that the negative content produced by a small number of people can be perceived as a dominant view when shared by many people ”
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