Hello, my name is protective_dusk, and I am here to discuss the very important question, Could there ever be a positive infodemic?
So firstly, what is an infodemic? Well, an infodemic is where there is a lot of news on the same topic, like the coronavirus pandemic. An infodemic can be stressful, annoying, and boring for people because they have the same news that they mostly know about.
Now, could there be a positive infodemic?
There could be a positive infodemic, but it is highly unlikely. Scientists are saying that people have something called a negative bias, which means people are attracted to negative news. When we find some negative news, we want to find out more about it. This is because our brain wants to keep us safe from danger, so we do not come to any harm.
But, putting that paragraph to one side, there COULD be a positive infodemic. It is POSSIBLE! It is definitely not going to happen at the moment, but you never know, in the future, there MIGHT be a positive one. If it was on space, and for example a rover spotted aliens, there would be lots of news on it, and it is pretty much a positive infodemic.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post. What do you think? Will there ever be a positive infodemic? Put your comments and opinions down below!