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Types, Sources, and Claims of COVID-19 Misinformation

Authors: J. Scott Brennen, Felix M. Simon, Philip N. Howard, and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen In this RISJ factsheet we identify some of the main types, sources, and claims of COVID-19 misinformationseen so far. We analyse a sample of 225 pieces of misinformation rated false or misleading by factcheckers and published […]

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Social Media Misinformation and Lockdown Measures in Democracies

Authors: Hubert Au, Jonathan Bright, Philip N. Howard Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus pandemic—and public understanding of the crises—we provide a weekly briefing about the spread of coronavirus information across multiple social media platforms. For the week leading up to 27-04-2020 we find: • Content from junk health […]

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Social Media Misinformation about the WHO

Authors: Hubert Au, Jonathan Bright, Philip N. Howard Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—and public understanding of the crises—we provide a weekly briefing about the spread of coronavirus information across multiple social media platforms. For the week leading up to 20-04-2020 we find: • Content from state-backed […]

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Covid-19 News and Information from State-Backed Outlets Targeting French, German and Spanish-Speaking Social Media Users

Authors: Katarina Rebello, Christian Schwieter, Marcel Schliebs, Kate Joynes-Burgess, Mona Elswah, Jonathan Bright, Philip N. Howard In this data memo, we examine French, German and Spanish-language distribution of coronavirus (COVID-19) news and information originating from media outlets backed by the governments of China, Iran, Russia and Turkey. We measure the […]