The spread of Misinformation on social media: An insightful countermeasure to restrict

https://doi.org/10.48185/sebr.v3i1.401

Authors

  • Jamal Abdul Nasir Ansari Department of Commerce AMU Aligarh 202002 India Mobile 7618057190 Email jnasir4@gmail.com
  • Mohd Azhar UGC- Senior Research Fellow, Department of Commerce Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh- 202002 (India) Mobile no- +91 8630373750 Email Id- azharqamar@gmail.com
  • Mohd Junaid Akhtar UGC- Senior Research Fellow, Department of Commerce Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh- 202002 (India) Mobile no- +91 8630373750, Email Id- azharqamar@gmail.com

Abstract

The term misinformation on social media has got significant attention in public sermons over the last few decades. This research article explores the growing tendency of misinformation on social media, how it influences people and prescribes insightful measures to counter the spreading of misinformation on social media. Systematic Literature Review (SLR) was employed on the three databases; Google Scholar; Scopus, Web of Science, following keywords; "misinformation", "disinformation", and "social media". A total of 34 articles were finally found suitable for the study. This study confirmed that self-motive and election campaigns are the major causes of misinformation on social media. This study manifested that machines can detect fake news to some extent but cannot be relied upon solely. Human intervention is equally important in identifying misinformation. Moreover, an efficient conceptual model has been proposed to counter the misinformation spread on social media

Published

2022-01-27

How to Cite

Nasir Ansari, J. A., Mohd Azhar, & Akhtar, M. J. . (2022). The spread of Misinformation on social media: An insightful countermeasure to restrict. Studies in Economics and Business Relations, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.48185/sebr.v3i1.401

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