Radio Drama: (Kàsúwàn Kúgiyá), a Radio series focused on raising awareness and access to credible information about the coronavirus pandemic in our society.
Oga Jude is well known in kugiya community to be the bringer of information, he goes to the city often, so whatever he says is welcomed by the community. Are the community right to trust his information, Is the information accurate? This episode says it all.
The drama is voiced in English and Hausa languages.
Source: Social media literacy: fake news consumption and perception of COVID-19
in NigeriaThe emergence of social media in the late 90s resulted in information dissemination and consumption transformation. Social networking sites have increasingly been popular and appealing to youths, who often spend much time navigating across the platforms, exploiting the communication affordances. Whereas social media eases the consumption of news and information, it nurtures the spread and consumption of fake news which tends to influence users’ perceptions, particularly, those lacking the requisite literacy to guide safe consumption of fake news.
Unfortunately, during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite efforts to enlighten people on the safety measures against the disease, the spread of misinformation and disinformation about the pandemic through social media platforms tends to undermine adherence to preventive measures advised by health
experts and results in incautious behavior that can worsen, instead of flattening the
curve on the COVID-19. T
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