Title

False information in a post Covid-19 world

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Title

Combating fake news with computational intelligence techniques

Volume

1001

First Page

369

Last Page

385

Publisher

Springer

School

School of Science

RAS ID

40586

Comments

Ahmed, M., Martin, C., Walker, T., & Van Rooyen, J. (2022). False information in a post Covid-19 world. In M. Lahby, A. S. K. Pathan, Y. Maleh & W. M. S. Yafooz (Eds.), Combating fake news with computational intelligence techniques (pp. 369-385). Springer, Cham.

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-90087-8_18

Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the landscape of modern society. This holds implications when considering how false information may be used in a post Covid-19 world. When considering scenario that false information could affect such as medical information, vaccinations, and propaganda there is a clear need for deepened understanding and reaction as it happens, to combat potential catastrophic outcomes. Combining this with the stamping out of false information on social media platforms, as well as more traditional media outlets such as newspapers, reliable medical advice can be distributed in a concise and effective way being of great benefit to the wider public health. Understanding how false information could impact the post Covid-19 world through examining specific scenario and by extension the resulting impact, it is possible to prepare and potentially reduce the effect false information may have leading to a safer post Covid-19 society for all. In this chapter, we have highlighted different aspects of false information in the context of Covid-19.

DOI

10.1007/978-3-030-90087-8_18

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Research Themes

Securing Digital Futures

Priority Areas

Digital citizenship and human behaviour

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