Covid-19 Misinformation and the Social (Media) Amplification of Risk: A Vietnamese Perspective

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Covid-19 Misinformation and the Social (Media) Amplification of Risk: A Vietnamese Perspective


  • Hoa Nguyen Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, USA
  • An Nguyen Department of Communication and Journalism, Bournemouth University, UK


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Abstract:  The amplification of Coronavirus risk on social media sees Vietnam falling volatile to a chaotic sphere of mis/disinformation and incivility, which instigates a movement to counter its effects on public anxiety and fear. Benign or malign, these civil forces generate a huge public pressure to keep the one-party system on toes, forcing it to be unusually transparent in responding to public concerns.

Keywords:  Covid-19 infodemic; disinformation; misinformation; online incivility; risk amplification; Vietnamese social media

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v8i2.3227


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