Infodemic During Covid 19 in Village Communities

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Evelin Kawung
Joanne P. M. Tangkudung
Stefi Helistina Harilama


While still having to fight against the pandemic, Indonesia is also still experiencing the problem of disinformation known as an infodemic. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an infodemic is excessive information about Covid-19 online or offline. The period of Covid 19 made people fear, anxious and less trust in the government due to excessive information about Covid 19. Conspiracy theories are theories that try to explain the plans or facts of the crime that actually happened behind an event, in this case there is too much information about Covid 19 in mass media and social media can make people lose trust and can even increase anxiety. The purpose of this study was to find out how infodemic was during the Covid 19 pandemic in the people of Sea Village, Kec. Pineleng Regency Minahasa. Population and informant qualitative methods; General public, community leaders/fathers/mothers/youth/teenagers/elderly; focus: information conspiracy of the covid 19 pandemic from the aspect of anxiety and trust. This study found anxiety (comorbidities; stress; panic) and beliefs (only information from the government) about Covid 19 in the people of Sea Village, Kec. Pineleng Regency Minahasa in order to create harmonization of the social life of society and the environment.

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