Infodemic during the COVID-19 pandemic: A study of University of Delhi LIS students

Madhusudhan, Margam ; Nidhi

Abstract

Fake news, misinformation and cybercrimes were rampant during the pandemic. To understand the perception of LIS students about infodemic, we carried out an online survey of 146 University of Delhi LIS students who enrolled during 2020-2021. We received one hundred and thirty-three responses. It was found that most of the students came across fake news on social media platforms. The study suggests that obtaining information from authentic sources, cross-checking websites and other information sources are some of the ways to deal with fake news.

Keyword(s)

Fake news; Social media; Infodemic; COVID-19; LIS students; University of Delhi

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