Mitigating Infodemics: Media Uses and Trust During the Coronavirus Pandemic


Study Mitigating Infodemics: Media Uses and Trust During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This working paper explores media and information uses of individuals living in Lebanon during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim is to understand which media and information sources people prioritize and trust during pandemics, their relation to people’s knowledge, perceived knowledge, belief in myths, fears, and compliance with prevention measures. The analysis explores the role of education, media literacy, gender, age, socioeconomic status, and other factors in influencing the level of adherence to prevention measures, the level of knowledge about COVID-19, and the prevalence of believing in myths and false information.

 

Project headed by Dr. Jad Melki, LAU Beirut