Social media and COVID-19

Project: Research

Project Details


Social media increasingly pervade daily activities in multiple life domains. Social media can represent a channel of information, and social and emotional support, but also of misinformation and emotional turmoil. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the aim of the current study was to explore people’s use of social media related to COVID-19 and the effects of such uses. Data was collected through an international web-based survey on social media uses and effects related to COVID-19, available in 8 languages and distributed online. This generated both quantitative and qualitative data, analyzed with statistics and thematic analysis respectively.
Effective start/end date2020/04/012022/06/30

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Health Sciences