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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 misinformation
seen so far. We analyse a sample of 225 pieces of misinformation rated false or misleading by factcheckers and published in English between January and the end of March 2020, drawn from a collection of fact-checks maintained by First Draft News.

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