Infodemic in a Pandemic Era: An Analysis of Twitter Misinformation on COVID-19 in Nigeria
Using content analysis, the researchers content-analysed Twitter content on COVID-19 from January 2021 to march 2021. Coding sheet was used as the instrument of data collection. The technological determinism theory was used by the researchers to situate the study. The population of the study was 620 tweets on Twitter platform for the three months. The researchers found that majority of the tweets on misinformation on coronavirus originated from individuals with unverified handles. This is based on the fact that 54.7% of the tweets were from individuals. The researchers, therefore, recommended that social media organisations should device a way to track and remove blatant misinformation from trending searches or introduce a new reporting feature for users to flag misinformation as they come across it.