The use of social media, low literacy, fast information sharing and preprint services are identified as the main causes of the infodemic  and among its consequences we find that it can promote public health risk behaviors globally. The results of Fake news represents a threat to societies in the context of the pandemic. The aim of this article is to review existing research on fake news in the last 2 years, discussing the characteristics of infodemics, media/digital literacy and its impact on society, as well as highlighting mechanisms to detect and curb fake news on covid-19 in social networks. Thirty articles were analyzed and selected from 1354 open access articles on this subject. The conclusion was that knowledge of fake news should be taken note of due to the harmful effects on society, considering the informational contexts (epistemic, normative and emotional), together with media literacy to increase trust and emphasize public health messages with emotionally relevant and scientifically based content, in order to continue conducting research that allows a 100% effective recognition and elimination of untruthful information on social networks.
|Number of pages
|CEUR Workshop Proceedings
|Published - 2023
|2022 International Congress of Trends in Educational Innovation, CITIE 2022 - Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 8 Nov 2022 → 10 Nov 2022
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- deep network detection
- digital literacy
- fake news
- social networks