Those who follow the news on social media are more open to false information about COVID -19, according to the study

A recent study in the UK has revealed that people who use social media platforms as their main source of news are more open to false information and conspiracy theories about coronavirus.

Conspiracy theories have also increased dramatically since the coronavirus came out. On the one hand, those who claim that the virus is not in fact, on the other hand, the source of the virus 5G say that the social media is quite confused.

A study for King's College by Ipsos Mori was published on Thursday. The research reveals how unsubstantiated news and erroneous information about coronavirus spread and the reasons for its spread.

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False claims and false information can have many real consequences. We've seen people setting 5G towers on fire recently. Scientists had noted that 5G did not cause any health problems. But it turned out that some people still believed it.

The research focused on how Britons handled coronavirus news. In May, the proportion of those who believed the disease was produced in the laboratory was 30%. That rate was 25% in April. The proportion of those who Associated 5G with the virus was 8%. Some people don't believe the virus exists.


According to the results of the study, 60% of those who think 5G is related to the pandemic get the news from YouTube. This rate remains at only 14% for those who do not believe the claim. 56% of people on Facebook say there is no evidence of coronavirus.

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A similar study was also published in the journal Psychological Medicine. This research also revealed a strong relationship between social media use and belief in unsubstantiated information. The study, conducted with 2254 UK citizens, showed that this was also effective in spreading the disease.

According to the study, 58% of those who received their information from YouTube took to the street despite having symptoms of the disease. This rate remained at 16% in people who did not receive news from social media. In addition, those on Facebook, the source of the news, were also more likely to accept visitors.


Daniel Allington, of King's College London, said it was not surprising that many misguided and false news stories were featured on social media during the pandemic. Both YouTube and Facebook are working to remove certain types of content and make it easier to access the right information.
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