During this difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic, the social media platforms are doing their best to spread awareness against the fabricated information and myths that are doing rounds on the internet. One such initiative in the direction of awareness is charged by the famous photo-sharing platform, Snapchat.
Post the recent update, a game has been introduced in the filter section of the platform that has turned the various myths aligned to the coronavirus into a fun game of trivia.
The game is called Fact or Fiction, an interactive filter game, where the users are provided with a statement about the novel COVID-19, who then have to detect whether the statement provided about the virus is a fact or fiction. The results of this 10 question game can be then forwarded to other users, spreading awareness and accurate information on the subject.
The facts provided in the game are stamped by the World Health Organization (WHO), hence there can be no doubt about their legitimacy. This progressive combination of entertainment with awareness is a real fresh of air for users worldwide, who are forced to stay locked inside their houses due to the exponential spread of the Coronavirus.
Their world of the web has been witnessing a massive amount of false news and conspiracies that are attached to the outbreak of the virus. These conspiracies are somewhat hysterical, and illogical, but can prove to be extremely harmful if spread globally.
There have been theories that blame the upcoming technology of the 5G network responsible for the spread of the COVID-19, a berserk claim that is false.
Like Snapchat, other platforms like Facebook and Google Maps have also embedded some interactive features in their platforms that work around actively debunking the spread of misinformation and strive towards presenting credible and legitimate information related to the Coronavirus.