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- n. An excessive amount of information concerning a problem such that the solution is made more difficult
DOW: I think the media has to have a measured response and by an infodemic I do think that it has the potential to happen.
The first case Rothkopf dubbed an infodemic was the 2002 SARS epidemic.
In Turkey's most striking infodemic, Turks were gripped by fear of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's possible use of nuclear weapons during the 1991 Gulf War.