TikTok isn’t only useful for practical health information—although doctors and nurses have been showing off some killer moves over the past few weeks, and reaching teenagers who might otherwise be missed by the UK government’s lacking communication strategy. It is also providing a sense of community, something that is more and more important as the possibility of lockdown looms longer, and digital spaces shift from being a secondary aspect of our social lives, to being a an essential space for maintaining social connections. For teenagers, this is particularly important.
“The success of the DontGoViral campaign underlines the resilience and creativity of women and men on the African Continent to harness the power of cultural diversity to effectively combat the infodemic that is proving to be just as viral as the pandemic itself. Their contributions highlight the fact that cultural players are a much-needed part of the solution,” said Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO.
Fruit d’une collaboration entre Facebook Inc., le Ministère de la Santé Publique et l’UNICEF, le Niger a officiellement lancé ce jour un « ChatBot » sur le réseau social Whatsapp, pour permettre à tous les utilisateurs de disposer d’informations fiables et à jour sur la situation du Covid-19 au Niger et pour répondre à tout questionnement autour de la maladie.