How can we prevent a future infodemic?
It is said that the history of war is the history of media. In other words, war is represented by the media format prevalent at the time. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman coined the term "TikTok war" for the Ukrainian invasion in February, and other publications followed suit. The same is true for the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, technology media such as social networking services framed the audience's perception and hijacked their thoughts and behaviour. Thus, the infodemic became the downside of excessive technology media representation. By studying the practices of science journalists, including BBC, WIRED.com, and other media outlets at the forefront of the infodemic, this article analyses the practice and efficacy of science journalism in the COVID-19 pandemic and suggests strategies to prevent a future infodemic.
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