Role of Social Media as a Real Virus: A Journey from Misinformation to Disinformation

Author: Dr. Abhishek Srivastava

DOI Link : Vol -2 / 4/A3/Abhishek Srivastava

Abstract: This paper explores the metaphorical concept of social media functioning as a “virus” in society, particularly focusing on its role in spreading misinformation and disinformation. It delves into the mechanisms of how false information proliferates on social media platforms, the impact of such information on various societal sectors, and strategies to mitigate these effects. This journey from misinformation to disinformation involves several stages and mechanisms, facilitated by the pervasive and instantaneous nature of social media platforms.

Key words: Information Age, Misinformation, Disinformation, Transparent social media, controlled news

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