Social Media as a Double‑Edged Sword: Lessons from COVID‑19 Outbreak

Ali Rismanbaf


Dear Editor, COVID‑19 is an emerging disease of SARS‑CoV‑2 origin that was recognized as a pandemic disease on March 11, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Owing to the growing concerns about COVID‑19, face‑to‑face communication decreased due to quarantine in many countries, and widespread access, social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, played a significant role in news transmission, shaping the point of view, and people’s reactions to COVID‑19.


COVID‑19; Social Media; SARS‑CoV‑2; emerging disease

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