Coronavirus (940) Misinformation “Super-Spreaders” Thrive on Facebook (2)

23 August, 2020

Hi Neil,

This is just the 'tip of the iceberg' that I can elicit after reading your post. The problem is highly deep rooted and is associated with the masses online literacy, as well. In the past decade, when the internet was made available at cheaper prices by the telecom industries no one was ever taught how to use this wisely!! Everyone was lured and just rushed towards going online and sharing their personal information either its teenagers, adults or anyone. It's not the story of one social media platform, it's rampant everywhere. As a parent, when we gave our child access to the computer and internet, did we have a discussion on Do's and Don'ts of using it? How many actually had a meaningful conversation is the real concern.

Now, it's like an explosion of the problem due to our negligence.

Technology is always a tool in the user's hand. I had written a small piece on the responsible use of the internet. Hope it will add value to the ongoing discussion. The article can be accessed at:

https://www.csrindia.org/hello-are-you-responsible-netizen/

Best regards,

Dr Sanchika Gupta

Consultant - Public Health

New Delhi, India

Email: sanchika12@gmail.com

Mobile: +91- 9670029348

Skype: sanchika12_2

HIFA profile: Dr Sanchika Gupta is a public health professional with six years of working experience amalgamated with two years of clinical practice in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and four + years in core public health with an expertise in advocacy, project management, monitoring and evaluation, and community-based research. Her fieldwork in national and International NGOs has spanned on various issues, such as family planning, adolescent health, maternal and child health among others. She has been nominated for '120 Under 40: the new generation of family planning leaders' for 2019 organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is based in New Delhi, India. sanchika12 AT gmail.com