Review: Top concerns of tweeters during the COVID-19 pandemic: Infoveillance study

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Review: Top concerns of tweeters during the COVID-19 pandemic: Infoveillance study

Review: Top concerns of tweeters during the COVID-19 pandemic: Infoveillance study

This study found that government and health systems need to be more proactive disseminating and monitoring COVID-19 information on social media.

Most information, both factual and fake, about COVID-19 on Twitter revolves around one of four themes: origin of COVID-19, source of COVID-19, impact of COVID-19 on people and countries, and methods for decreasing the spread of COVID-19. To combat any misinformation about these topics, government and public health systems need to build national and international detection and surveillance systems of COVID-19 by examining online content. They must have a stronger and more proactive social media presence by disseminating accurate and timely information as well as monitoring tweets from the public related to health. This can inform policies and supply chains among other things.

|2020-06-08T11:50:16-04:00June 8th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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