2023 Social Media Awards

Thanking all those around the world who used social media to help make sense of the pandemic

Nominee Profile
Social media has proven to be a crucial tool in pandemic responses, enabling the quick sharing of accurate information, organizing resources, and building support groups to help individuals manage challenges. However, it has a downside, as it can also promote the spread of false information and conspiracy theories, often much faster than spreading accurate information. To unlock the full potential of social media, governments, health organizations, and users must actively fight disinformation by encouraging a culture of fact-checking, skepticism, and responsible use. This could involve tighter content moderation, more fact-checking funding, and enhanced media literacy education. By staying alert and promoting dedication to accuracy, we can ensure that social media platforms remain valuable sources of information during this pandemic and any future health emergencies.

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