An effective use of social media

OVER 120 countries are now fighting confirmed and suspected cases of Covid-19, with the highest number of cases outside China recorded in South Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan as of earlier this month.

While governments are grappling with medical measures to treat and contain Covid-19, there is a lack of action against online malice and in using social media effectively in the battle to reduce mass panic. The way in which the Singapore government uses social media to ease the concerns of its citizens and combat misinformation online provides important lessons.

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