Coder Merlin Discourse

False information about Coronavirus

Technology has impacted the amount of information being spread. On social media, people with no credibility receive attention and are able to spread information that is not true. The spread of these false information is fast due to how many people are exposed to the internet and how quickly information can be spread to a huge group of people. An example of misinformation that spread is that you can be protected from the virus by injecting, swallowing, bathing, or rubbing disinfectants. Myths like these are detrimental because during these times, people are trying to keep themselves safe through any means possible.