1st Edition

Pandemics in the Age of Social Media Information and Misinformation in Developing Nations

Edited By Vikas Kumar, Mohit Rewari Copyright 2024
    210 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book offers insights into social media practices and challenges in developing nations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Covering different aspects of social media during the pandemic, the book offers new frameworks, concepts, tools and techniques for integrating social media to support national development.

    Thematically organized chapters from a global team of scholars address the different aspects of social media during the pandemic. The book begins by looking at ICT for development and how development agencies have used social media platforms, before looking at engagement with these social media campaigns and the spread of misinformation. Further chapters cover the practical uses of social media in healthcare and virtual medicine, mental health issues and challenges, remote education and government policies.

    This timely volume will be of interest to scholars and students of social media, health communication, global development studies and NGO communication.

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    List of contributors


    Preface by Vikas Kumar and Mohit Rewari

    Foreword by Jakob Svensson

    Foreword by Professor Dr. Agus Eko Sujianto, M.M.

    Chapter 1 Social Media As An Enabler To Combat Misinformation

    Aashish Bhardwaj and Vikas Kumar

    Chapter 2 Science Vs Populism: Social Media’s Strengthening of Public’s Stance On Scientific Controversy

    Ikbal Maulana

    Chapter 3 Covid-19 Pandemic and Economic Inequalities: Analysis of The Discourses Of Turkish Political Parties On Twitter

    A. FulyaŞen

    Chapter 4 Social Media For Knowledge Sharing And Pandemics: A Systematic Literature Review

    Pallavi Vyas and Ujjal Mukherjee

    Chapter 5 Infodemic Management in India: A Social Media Perspective

    Ritu Bajaj, Maitri and Sangeeta Gupta

    Chapter 6 The Role Of Trust In Disaster Management Using Social Media: Covid- 19 Perspective

    Gabriel Ayodeji Ogunmola and Ujjwal Das

    Chapter 7 Social Media And Trust Management During Pandemic

    Manju Lata and Saurabh Mittal

    Chapter 8 Telegram as A Pedagogical Tool During

    Kershnee Sevnarayan

    Chapter 9 Social Media Based Learning Platforms And Pandemic: A Comparative Analysis

    Pooja Nanda and Anu Gupta

    Chapter 10 The Scope and Challenges of Learning Through Social Media Sites During Pandemic: What Really Matters

    Irtifa Mukhter, Richa Choudhary, Aasim Ur Rehman Ganie, Syed Seerath Mukhter


    Vikas Kumar received an MSc and PhD from Kurukshetra University, India. Along with 15 books, he has more than 100 research papers to his credit in various national and international conferences and journals. Dr. Kumar is presently serving at Central University of Haryana, India and is a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore and University of Northern Iowa, USA. His areas of interest include information systems, business analytics and ICT for development.

    Mohit Rewari received a bachelor of engineering degree from MD University, India and further MBA from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, India. He has authored two books in the area of business management and published a number of papers in international journals of repute. He has widely presented in a number of national and international conferences. He is presently serving at Indira Gandhi University, Rewari, India. His areas of interest include the entrepreneurship development, social media and ICT in business.