Providing the advantages and disadvantages of media in time of pandemic? impacts of media
Advantages of social media:
Faster dissemination of information regarding preventive measures has a lot of potentials. Another advantage of social media platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the possibility of arranging collaborative research projects, surveys, and multi-center studies. Finally, another advantage of social media platforms is supporting continued medical education through online live and recorded webinars through platforms like YouTube, Skype, or Zoom.
Disadvantages of social media:
Among the disadvantages, we have the possibility that information transmitted is not current, has not been subjected to peer review, is invalid, incorrect, not applicable to our environment, or even false.
Finally, probably the worst face of social media is the potential to disseminate erroneous, alarmist, and exaggerated information that can cause fear, stress, depression, and anxiety in people with or without underlying psychiatric illnesses.
Impacts of media:
The media can manipulate, influence, persuade and pressurise society, along with even controlling the world at times in both positive and negative ways; mentally, physically and emotionally. Controversial stories are reported and printed with no reliance of it being fact or not.