Faculty Publications

Pandemics in the Age of Social Media: Information and Misinformation in Developing Nations

Vikas Kumar, Central University of Haryana
Mohit Rewari, Indira Gandhi University


This book offers insights into social media practices and challenges in developing nations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Covering different aspects of social media during the pandemic, the book offers new frameworks, concepts, tools and techniques for integrating social media to support national development. Thematically organized chapters from a global team of scholars address the different aspects of social media during the pandemic. The book begins by looking at ICT for development and how development agencies have used social media platforms, before looking at engagement with these social media campaigns and the spread of misinformation. Further chapters cover the practical uses of social media in healthcare and virtual medicine, mental health issues and challenges, remote education and government policies. This timely volume will be of interest to scholars and students of social media, health communication, global development studies and NGO communication.