This lockdown & quarantine has been a disaster for everybody. There are a lot of negative messages spreading around us about all kinds of situations around us. It’s hard for a positive message to get that impact more than a negative one. Negative messages affects every human without any effort. They also translate into negative psychological effects including post-traumatic stress symptoms, confusion, and anger. Stressors included longer quarantine duration, infection fears, frustration, boredom, inadequate supplies, inadequate information, loss, and stigma.
Many are stressed due to the present situation around us and you receive zillion forward messages. I’m sure you’ll lose patience. No one wants to receive fake news as messages or videos or a post or could have negative forwards because it affects in a wrong way and we tend to panic in such situations. All kinds of forwards are circulating over media & digital mediums specially, it’s not new because it has been circling around for ages but now things around us are certainly not safe and sound to receive such information.
Before you forward any message please do research on the medium or original source if it’s true then forward those messages or posting random videos and articles. Social media has become such one point of medium for any kind of news. Don’t push people into panic situations and increase their stress levels.
This has been handled wonderfully by Tiktok, a short video creation app. Tiktok is a platform for everyone to share their creativity by making funny videos and allowing them to experiment with a lot of variety of content and even has a lot of entertaining videos. #Matkarforward an attempt made by Tiktok to prevent spreading forward messages on spreading negativity before you send. This goes specially to those who create such content and forward them for spreading wrong information. Let’s all take a break and help this initiative and protect people’s privacy and prioritize everybody’s safety.
This beautiful initiative taken by Tiktok must make a difference to everybody in a very positive way to ensure that only safe and correct content is shared. It’s time we start helping one another instead of creating havoc. I would love to request all to support the #Matkarforward initiative by Tiktok and stop spreading fake news around.
Some of the famous personalities like Virat Kohli, Sara Ali Khan, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Kriti Sanon have joined hands in spreading the positive message of #MatKarForward, and we too should promise that we do not forward content without thinking thrice.