We've all been listening to news all over lockdown as it helps us to understand what is happening not just in the UK, but in the world. TV and social media are in fact the most popular devices that you can use to find out what is happening all around us. But there could be some times where things get a bit overloaded and could cause an infodemic. Here's what some people have to say about it:
👨I prefer to keep on following the news whether it may cause an infodemic or not.
🧑What's the point of not following the news if you don't know what's going to happen?
👦I do want to know about everything around the world, but I would like a short summary just so it's easier to understand.
What is an infodemic?
An infodemic (not pandemic) is when people are given news of the same story over and over again. This could a load of facts, fake news, misinformation, updates and opinions. Getting all of this in to one whole headline could make it complicated for most citizens to pick out the real truth and can make the news story much more confusing.
I think a short summary would be much more simple than an overload of news because it makes it easier for people to pick out the real evidence and it makes the news story less complicated.
Any questions? I'll be free to answer them! If there's anything more you would like to tell me, feel free to type it in the comments section!
Thanks for reading!