Mitigating Infodemics

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.

Read the full PDF reports in English and Arabic, and find the link to the study here

Watch the “mitigating infodemics” Study launch in arabic here

Follow this link to watch the results of the investigations concerning mitigating infodemics in Lebanon in times of corona and crisis.

Project headed by Dr. Jad Melki, LAU Beirut

This project is generously sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service.