• Monday, November 29, 2021
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Bangladesh Corona Update 
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Today's Fatalities 3,998
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UK Corona Update 
Total Fatalities 418,480
Total Cases 31,216,337
Today's Fatalities 3,998
Today's Cases 42,015
India corona update 
Total Fatalities 468,790
Total Cases 34,580,832
Today's Fatalities 236
Today's Cases 8,309

HEALTH

Research To Focus On Effects Of Health Related Fake News On Social Media

Previous research has found that the misinformation effect is more pronounced in older adults as opposed to those in younger age groups (Photo: Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

A RESEARCH project investigating how older adults respond to misinformation about infectious diseases on social media is about to begin at Northumbria University, Newcastle. It will focus on false reports spread through WhatsApp, a messaging app used by people in over 180 countries. The $50,000 (£39,950) study is being undertaken by Dr San­ tosh Vijaykumar from Northumbria’s Department of Psychology in collaboration with researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Georgia, the Health Systems Research India Initiative and Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. Dr Vijaykumar will analyse the effects of health-related misinformation in the virtual world. He said:…

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