Social media platforms have become more important than before in our daily life, as they have begun to play the role of liaison between family members, friends and co-workers as well, in addition to the much-needed entertainment with the increasing of our physical isolation in the Covid-19 pandemic, as it requires current access to social media platforms for information need, especially given the circumstances that more people seek immediate information.

This panel session is to highlight the positive role of social media platforms in promoting awareness and protecting the health of society in Arab world. It is an essential source for sharing health awareness, promoting for better health outcomes and increasing knowledge among people, especially at the present time, by helping millions of people to stay in contact with each other, and to combat misinformation and fake news, and increase the reliable content on its various platforms.