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Infodemic(Information/News Pandemic) in times of Corona

June 02, 2020 Gaurika Kalsi 0 Comments

 Infodemic(Information/News Pandemic) in times of Corona

Report by: Gaurika Kalsi

The Empower People Organization has taken an initiative and organized webinar series to support, educate, and help people towards their overall empowerment.

The following report is based on one of those webinars.

The topic of the panel discussion was “Infodemic (Information/News Pandemic) in times of Corona)”.

It was conducted on 2nd June 2020 at 08:00pm.

Panellists for the session were:

Mr.Syed Ahmed Fahad

Dr. Rakesh Rana

Mr Shukoh

Some of the points by Mr.Syed:

Significance of infodemic

News formulation during pandemic

Social media and fake news

Governmental obligation with media

Verification of news


Twitter’s initiative

Social media and sensitive data

Controversies and restrictions

Print media and covid-19

Some of the points by Dr.Rakesh:

Understanding of infodemic

Cause of infodemic

Media Vs Social media

Lack of interactions & consequences

New liberalism era


Short term and long term provisions

Software to rectify irrelevant/inappropriate info

Some of the points by Mr Shukoh:

News pandemic

Questions to Dr.Rakesh

Questions to Mr Syed

Media allegations

Fact interpretation

Political information

Individuals influenced by fake information