IMPACT OF SOCIAL NETWORK PLATFORM ON EBOLA CAMPAIGN AMONG STUDENTS

The research examines the impact of social network platform on malaria campaign among students of University of Lagos. It is observed that in this era of Information and Communication Technology, social media especially facebook,and twitter have revolutionalised and redefined monopoly of news and information by mass media (radio, television, newspaper and magazine industries) as it enhance citizen participation in news gathering and dissemination. Social media has in the recent time turn the citizen not only as information consumers but also

as information distributors which is now known as “Citizen Journalism”. Survey
research method was adopted while 373 copies of questionnaires were
administered as a research tool in eliciting data from the selected respondents that
were randomly selected from all the faculties that cut across Unilag. It is agreed
that respondents have one way or the other either seen, post, share, twit, or
comment on malaria post. Also, larger percentage of the respondents felt the
impact of social media campaign on malaria prevention and controls in average
extent. Majority of the respondents submitted that social media campaigns on
malaria disease have created awareness and has further reduced its spread among
students of Unilag. It is recommended that Government should make sure that
owners of website and blogs within the country abide to the laws of defamation,
obscenity, invasion of privacy and copyright e.t.c This can be done by setting up a
body whose sole responsibility is to monitor the manifest content of internet
materials.

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