Hyderabad: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in partnership with National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) has launched a web based survey to evaluate nutrition-related misinformation circulating on the web.
The examine goals to grasp the impression of the plentiful info on meals and diet floating on the net, nutrition-related information, angle and practices in addition to actual and perceived meals scares among the many individuals throughout completely different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The web utilization has accelerated amongst Indians, particularly amongst these following COVID-19 acceptable behaviour akin to bodily distancing, restrictions on gatherings and partial or full for numerous info associated to meals particularly,” ICMR-NIN mentioned in a press release.
“Now, there are considerations concerning the epidemic of misinformation spreading by means of social media which is termed as ‘infodemic’,” it added.
“In India, whereas web and social media are getting used extensively because the technique of danger communication by the governments, well being businesses, media homes and different stakeholders, very often misinformation and rumours from unreliable sources have been making their manner by means of them creating confusions, panic and concern amongst frequent individuals,” mentioned Dr Hemalatha R, Director, ICMR-NIN.
The examine is designed to grasp the web info in search of behaviour of Indian web customers associated to meals and diet and the impression of the highest trending info on food-related subjects on the notion, information, angle and practices.
The survey is on the market on-line on infodemicsurvey.nin.res.in web customers throughout the nation above the age of 18 years.