Influence of Facebook on the Menace of Coronavirus in Nigeria


The research was on the thrust to evaluate the influence of Facebook on the menace of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Lots of youth especially students of tertiary institutions used Facebook to learn more about Coronavirus and schools resumption news. The research was grounded on Technological Determinism Theory and Social Cognitive Learning Theory. The study used Survey method for carrying out this study. The main data collection instrument was questionnaire which was used to elicit responses from the respondents. The study used Non-probability sampling technique, purposive sampling technique in particular. The study used Descriptive Statistics with emphasis on frequency and percentage method. The research administered 200 questionnaires of which 192 copies were retrieved making 96% response rate. The study finds out that, respondents used Facebook for news about Coronavirus and schools resumption. The study equally recommended that respondents especially students should make sure that news are verified before posting or sharing while it is necessary to rely only on credible sources of information.

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