The ongoing trends of capitalist democracy seem to be a lot like taking voluminous advantages of the slightest miseries, and the prominent most proof of this trend is the hype of novel coronavirus. The human-centric virus has astoundingly crept from China to most parts of the globe, causing an inclining death toll which includes people from all the genders, age groups, and races, etc.
A recent Washington Post research, conducted over two million tweets that have posted regarding the disease, has resulted in the fact that the human-sensitive COVID-19 virus has been broken into the globe via conspiracies.
The research indicates that a lot of bluffed tweets indicate that the novel virus has been intentionally created and broken by the Bill and Melinda Gates, and also that it is an outcome of some bioweapon being developed by the Chinese government. Around 7% of the tweets says this about the virus, creating a wave of misinformation and anger among the public.
However, social media is playing an unstoppable role in spreading misinformation and creating a wave of confusion among the public, but the Washington Post’s report that the major part has been played by the unauthentic and coordinated activity.
The report further clarifies their analysis by bringing cyber warnings to the forefront. For instance, Check Point Software jotted down a report outlining the launch of multiple brand-new websites majorly depicting a theme relevant to the outbreak of Coronavirus, at the beginning of February.
A very prominent case was reported in Japan, where the hacking campaign was launched sending malicious content to the Japanese population in their mailboxes with the highlights of novel coronavirus spreading in the different cities of Japan. Saddened to hear the story, as the user opens that attachment out of the curiosity and hype of novel virus, they download a self’-propagating trojan virus into their system.
Also, those aiming to make some profit out of this much cruel virus have launched bluffed and fake websites with domains linking to the virus, such as vaccinecoivd-19.com. This website has just been created on the 11th of February and is registered in the vicinity of Russia. It openly announces that they have the best screening mediums for the novel coronavirus and offers the screening at an affordable budget.
Most information platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Amazon are taking crucial steps in controlling the misinformation from being spread, but the situation continues to grow out of control. Also, the known companies in the IT sector are collaborating with the working officials of the World Health Organization so as to determine the strategies for spreading the right information and aware the public about the precautions or treatments of this novel virus and to stop the outrage of misinformation.
There is no doubt to the fact, novel coronavirus is a life-risking disease and is so contagious that even a single such patient can put the whole nation into the risk and doubt. To think of coronavirus outraging in your state as a doomsday situation is justified. Taking so many precautional measures to protect yourself from the outbreak is also justified. But to believe in anything you read and hear about the virus is not the right attitude. We all know where the world is heading, everyone is after profit or political gains every time. The above statistics and information fully indicate that the outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19 is also being used for the profit and political gains and misinformation is spreading uncontrollably.
The crises are real but the hype needs to be controlled. It is not only creating fuss and panic among the public but also causing economical and psychological damages to the individuals. However, the World Health Organization is taking great measures to keep the content related to coronavirus authentic across all the informational channels. People searching any relevant stuff are being directed to their official health ministries and a lot of bluffed content is being reported and blocked.