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Analysis of Public Opinion on Fake Information during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Literature Review

Version 1 : Received: 28 April 2021 / Approved: 29 April 2021 / Online: 29 April 2021 (14:31:37 CEST)

How to cite: Meizahra, N.; Wardani, T.I.; Pandin, M.G.R. Analysis of Public Opinion on Fake Information during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Literature Review. Preprints 2021, 2021040778 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0778.v1). Meizahra, N.; Wardani, T.I.; Pandin, M.G.R. Analysis of Public Opinion on Fake Information during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Literature Review. Preprints 2021, 2021040778 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0778.v1).

Abstract

Along with the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, the development of false news or misinformation about Covid-19 -19 is getting bigger. This article aims to analyze public opinion about the various hoaxes that were widely spread in Indonesia during the pandemic. The method used is a mixture, namely literature review, in the form of searching for related journals regarding the distribution of hoaxes during the pandemic and conducting online surveys via a google form. The research conducted indicates that during the pandemic there were rapid spreads of fake news, it is proven with more than 45% of the participants who were often heard hoax news about Covid-19 on online media. From this evidence, it also can be discovered that hoax news can affect a person's belief in the Covid-19 virus.

Subject Areas

Covid-19, fake news, health protocols, belief

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