Twitter seek to be an information channel in the face of the crisis of coronavirus, and from this social network the Government will solve the doubts that Internet users may have, through Fernando Simón , the director of the Center for He alth Coordination and Emergencies in Spain.
Twitter has enabled the official hashtag INFOCoronavirus, which citizens can use to ask questions and doubts regarding the coronavirus COVID-19, and that will be resolved in a live intervention.
Fernando Simón will be online at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 of 2020, and his explanation of the coronavirus may be followed by both in the account @SaludPublicaES (dependent on the Government) and in @TwitterEspaña.
On many occasions, social networks have generated confusion on issues of social relevance, and Twitter is making an effort to change things with the coronavirus epidemic.
In fact, a WhatsApp audio is circulating about the coronavirus from the head of cardiology at Gregorio Marañón whose origin and reliability are in doubt, so it is important to get information from official sources.
Twitter's collaboration with the Government is also reflected in an advert that appears when performing a search regarding the coronavirus, and that indicates to the Public He alth account as a reliable source of information, above the other tweets.
It seems that the Government has taken social networks quite seriously, since the main public face in the coronavirus crisis attends the live Twitter. Fernando Simón has appeared in press conferences, on television and will now answer questions online.
At a time when fake news and hoaxes could cause problems, this is a good opportunity to find out the official recommendations of the he alth authorities, which also change as the disease evolves and spreads to new areas.
Those who want to find out about the latest news on the coronavirus have a appointment on Twitter at 1:30 p.m. today, March 11 with Fernando Simón, who on behalf of the Government will clarify doubts about the epidemic.
What do you think about this decision? Do you think that Fernando Simón's live on Twitter will provide useful information and reassure Internet users?