ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN CURBING THE SPREAD OF EBOLA VIRUS AMONG UNILAG STUDENTS

The research examines the role of social media in curbing the spread of ebola virus using Facebook users who are 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 enhanced 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 …READ MORE …