My final blog post will explore the potential for WhatsApp to both spread misinformation about coronavirus – and to combat it through chat-bots and sign-posting.
Continue reading “WhatsApp and the coronavirus infodemic”
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How international organisations and influencers are using the power of dance on TikTok to ‘move’ people in the battle against coronavirus. Continue reading “TikTok, coronavirus and the power of movement “
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As the coronavirus spreads, so too does misinformation. This blog will show how social media is both fanning the fire – and being used to tackle the outbreak.
“This is a real WHO public announcement,” said my friend in a WhatsApp message in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak.
She had sent a screenshot of what appeared to be an official World Health Organisation (WHO) infographic titled; ‘Reduce your risk of coronavirus infection.’ It had the official logo, brand colours and icons typical of many WHO social media graphics. Everything looked legitimate except the final sentence. ‘Avoid unprotected sex with live wild or farm animals.’ Continue reading “The coronavirus ‘infodemic’”
This blog post will help you think of ways you can make your social media campaigns more accessible for people with disabilities. Continue reading “Six ways to make your social media campaigns more accessible for people with disabilities”