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Student’s Management of Covid-19 Fake News/Miss Information During the Pandemic

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posted on 31.03.2021, 20:08 by Faiswal Kasirye

Education activities have embraced difficulties and challenges in managing their students who reside at respective learning institutions since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. with this age of digital information flow, anyone can share any information related to any issue and in any way they want because of the free access to information that is proving to be inalienable. The main aim of this paper is to find out the strategies that students used in managing COVID-19 miss information during the present Covid crisis. The study uses the situational crisis communication (SCCT) theory to help in guiding the study and explaining the strategies that might have adopted by students in distancing themselves from the fake news regarding the Covid crisis to survive at campus with the right information. A qualitative research approach using the interview as the method with an interview schedule as the tool for data collection was used in this study. Responses were extracted from IIUM students for this study. The findings of the study reveal that students used both university sources and social media to get relevant information related to Covid19. Also, to counter miss information, they would check with the information supplied by the university to counter the fake news that was circulating regarding the Covid crisis. The situational crisis communication theory guided the study well.

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kasirye.faiswal@gmail.com

Lead author country

Uganda

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PhD Student

Lead author institution

International Islamic University Malaysia

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