False information in a post Covid-19 world
Combating fake news with computational intelligence techniques
School of Science
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.