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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2022, 4(3); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2022.040302.

Sources of Misinformation During the COVID Pandemic: The Role of Non-Profit Organizations


Freya Lin 

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Freya Lin

Centennial High School, Ellicott City, MD


In this paper, I review the major sources of misinformation regarding the COVID pandemic, after first reviewing the problem of misformation and public health. In particular, I outline the four major sources of misinformation: social media, government agencies, traditional new outlets, as well as non-profit or non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In my critical review, I find that NGOs hold an key role in countering the problem of misinformation, and I conclude with ways in which NGOs can improve their function in civil society through both correcting misconceptions about their causes (advocacy), as well as provide accurate information to leading experts and donors (development). In particular, I highlight how NGOs serving the needs of immigrants in the United States play key roles in both advocacy and development. I begin with my review of the information ecology in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Misinformation, COVID Pandemic, public health, Non-Profit Organizations, immigrants

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Freya Lin. Sources of Misinformation During the COVID Pandemic: The Role of Non-Profit Organizations. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 3: 5-12. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2022.040302.


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