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Co-Spread of Misinformation and Fact-Checking Content during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Gregoire Burel, Tracie Farrell, Martino Mensio, PRashant Khare, Harith Alani
2021 Zenodo  
In this paper, we explore the relation between misinformation and fact-checking spread during the Covid-19 pandemic.  ...  Fact-checking organisations produce content with the aim of reducing misinformation spread, but our knowledge of its impact on misinformation is limited.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has received support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grants agreement No  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4545611 fatcat:xr3vpxo3hfbnhlyqvtxsw7ccvy

Leveraging volunteer fact checking to identify misinformation about COVID-19 in social media

Hyunuk Kim, Dylan Walker
2020 Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review  
It also reveals the extent to which misinformation has spread on social networks.  ...  This strategy is more efficient than keyword-based search in identifying COVID-19 misinformation about antibiotics and a cure.  ...  We implemented this strategy on Twitter to identify misinformation about COVID-19.  ... 
doi:10.37016/mr-2020-021 fatcat:h4hasrel5vckhcamitv3d2k5ne

Sentinel node approach to monitoring online COVID-19 misinformation [article]

Matthew T. Osborne, Samuel S. Malloy, Erik C. Nisbet, Robert M. Bond, Joseph H. Tien
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Here we take a longitudinal approach that leverages tools from network science to study COVID-19 misinformation on Twitter.  ...  Engagement with sensationalist misinformation topics is largely confined to a cluster of sentinel nodes that includes influential conspiracy theorist accounts, while misinformation relating to COVID-19  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Rod Abhari and David King for helpful discussions. This work was supported by the Office of Research at the Ohio State University.  ... 
arXiv:2112.01379v1 fatcat:wd5vd36oifhmhihjrtdxwxpxlm

Platform Effects on Alternative Influencer Content: Understanding How Audiences and Channels Shape Misinformation Online

Dan Hiaeshutter-Rice, Sedona Chinn, Kaiping Chen
2021 Frontiers in Political Science  
We also found that these actors discussed substantively different topics in their COVID-19 content on YouTube compared to Twitter and Facebook.  ...  With these findings, we discuss how the audience and channel of different social media platforms affect alternative influencers' ability to spread misinformation online.  ...  A., and Brossard, D. (2021). Believing and Sharing Misinformation, Fact-Checks, and Accurate Information on Social media: The Role of Anxiety during COVID-19 .  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpos.2021.642394 fatcat:ozovvu6ibzhvtnwc65rjhytovm

Drink Bleach or Do What Now? Covid-HeRA: A Study of Risk-Informed Health Decision Making in the Presence of COVID-19 Misinformation [article]

Arkin Dharawat and Ismini Lourentzou and Alex Morales and ChengXiang Zhai
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Given the widespread dissemination of inaccurate medical advice related to the 2019 coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), such as fake remedies, treatments and prevention suggestions, misinformation detection  ...  More specifically, we study the severity of each misinformation story and how readers perceive this severity, i.e., how harmful a message believed by the audience can be and what type of signals can be  ...  Moreover, reducing the impact of misinformation on potential health-related decisions requires deeper understanding of the target audience, which goes beyond fact-checking.  ... 
arXiv:2010.08743v2 fatcat:nktwimcqwfc4dm6a5umgmjubra

CoVaxxy: A Collection of English-language Twitter Posts About COVID-19 Vaccines [article]

Matthew R. DeVerna, Francesco Pierri, Bao Tran Truong, John Bollenbacher, David Axelrod, Niklas Loynes, Christopher Torres-Lugo, Kai-Cheng Yang, Filippo Menczer, John Bryden
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This dataset can be used to study the impact of online information on COVID-19 health outcomes (e.g., vaccine uptake) and our dashboard can help with exploration of the data.  ...  In this paper, we present the CoVaxxy dataset, a growing collection of English-language Twitter posts about COVID-19 vaccines.  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies.  ... 
arXiv:2101.07694v3 fatcat:xdh55y46fjfyxjcctthwtrkvkq

The COVID-19 Infodemic: Twitter versus Facebook [article]

Kai-Cheng Yang, Francesco Pierri, Pik-Mai Hui, David Axelrod, Christopher Torres-Lugo, John Bryden, Filippo Menczer
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The global spread of the novel coronavirus is affected by the spread of related misinformation -- the so-called COVID-19 Infodemic -- that makes populations more vulnerable to the disease through resistance  ...  Here we analyze the prevalence and diffusion of links to low-credibility content about the pandemic across two major social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook.  ...  Inauthentic social media accounts, known as social bots and trolls, can play an important role in amplifying the spread of COVID-19 misinformation on Twitter [13] .  ... 
arXiv:2012.09353v2 fatcat:yt6ytfqeqrf25btq7vtsynfate

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy on Social Media: Building a Public Twitter Dataset of Anti-vaccine Content, Vaccine Misinformation and Conspiracies (Preprint)

Goran Muric, Yusong Wu, Emilio Ferrara
2021 JMIR Public Health and Surveillance  
Misinformation originating from various sources has been spreading online since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  to new COVID-19 variants.  ...  The authors appreciate the support of the Annenberg Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.2196/30642 pmid:34653016 pmcid:PMC8694238 fatcat:enazezd5ebbjzbfyk3p5i2scam

Analysing the Effect of Recommendation Algorithms on the Amplification of Misinformation [article]

Miriam Fernández and Alejandro Bellogín and Iván Cantador
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Motivated by this fact, in this paper we present an analysis of the effect of some of the most popular recommendation algorithms on the spread of misinformation in Twitter.  ...  Recommendation algorithms have been pointed out as one of the major culprits of misinformation spreading in the digital sphere.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been co-funded by H2020 Co-Inform (ID:770302) and HERoS (ID:101003606) projects and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (project reference: PID2019-108965GB-I00  ... 
arXiv:2103.14748v1 fatcat:x3xbvwajdjbojpyzfd34gngq2m

The COVID-19 Infodemic: Twitter versus Facebook

Kai-Cheng Yang, Francesco Pierri, Pik-Mai Hui, David Axelrod, Christopher Torres-Lugo, John Bryden, Filippo Menczer
2021 Big Data & Society  
The global spread of the novel coronavirus is affected by the spread of related misinformationthe so-called COVID-19 Infodemic—that makes populations more vulnerable to the disease through resistance  ...  Here, we analyze the prevalence and diffusion of links to low-credibility content about the pandemic across two major social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook.  ...  Inauthentic social media accounts, known as social bots and trolls, can play an important role in amplifying the spread of COVID-19 misinformation on Twitter (Ferrara, 2020) .  ... 
doi:10.1177/20539517211013861 fatcat:jdg7j2akdjagrme2a5qlowl54a

Exploring Occupation Differences in Reactions to COVID-19 Pandemic on Twitter

Yi Zhao, Haixu Xi, Chengzhi Zhang
2020 Data and Information Management  
In this study, using a COVID-19-related dataset collected with the Twitter IDs, we conduct topic and sentiment analysis from the perspective of occupation, by leveraging Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA  ...  AbstractCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic-related information are flooded on social media, and analyzing this information from an occupational perspective can help us to understand the social  ...  Introduction The outbreak of coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is rapidly spreading worldwide and causing a profound effect on various aspects of society.  ... 
doi:10.2478/dim-2020-0032 pmid:35382528 pmcid:PMC8969477 fatcat:tjpojbbtsnahxfjxdqo26slweu

Misleading the Covid-19 vaccination discourse on Twitter: An exploratory study of infodemic around the pandemic [article]

Shakshi Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, Anwitaman Datta
2021 arXiv   pre-print
While the thrust of this work is principally exploratory analysis in order to obtain insights on the online discourse on Covid-19 vaccination, we conclude the paper by outlining how these insights provide  ...  We build on this to study and contrast the characteristics of tweets in the corpus that are misleading in nature against non-misleading ones.  ...  We examine what type of discussions about COVID-19 vaccination spread over Twitter since it provides an easy to mine source of information representing all the important narratives.  ... 
arXiv:2108.10735v1 fatcat:fqvvgryd4na6dlmrzbgyw3uh7y

Characterization of Vaccine Tweets During the Early Stage of the COVID-19 Outbreak in the United States: Topic Modeling Analysis

Li Crystal Jiang, Tsz Hang Chu, Mengru Sun
2021 JMIR Infodemiology  
During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, developing safe and effective coronavirus vaccines was considered critical to arresting the spread of the disease.  ...  Objective This study aimed to uncover the emerging themes in Twitter users' perceptions and attitudes toward vaccines during the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak.  ...  Acknowledgments This project is funded by the Faculty Research Fund, City University of Hong Kong (grant 9618020).  ... 
doi:10.2196/25636 pmid:34604707 pmcid:PMC8448459 fatcat:zqkumtbe35g2xgpvuzo6ljp5fy

The Dynamical Interplay of Collective Attention, Awareness and Epidemics Spreading in the Multiplex Social Networks during COVID-19

Marialisa Scata, Barbara Attanasio, Grazia Veronica Aiosa, Aurelio La Corte
2020 IEEE Access  
the impact on epidemic spreading, for a timely crisis response planning.  ...  individuals and topics, quantifying the role of human-related factors, as homophily, network properties, and heterogeneity.  ...  to the topic COVID-19.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3031014 pmid:34812363 pmcid:PMC8545290 fatcat:aawz3f2gs5dpxaeemti4pc7mia

Infodemic & Social Media: Coronavirus Information Access in Gaza City

Abunahel Mohammed M A, Prof. Bora Abhijit
2022 Zenodo  
People seek COVID-19 news to get more information about the virus; to understand the disease and prevent it, and to transfer and share coronavirus news.  ...  Coronavirus is without a doubt a global crisis and has been since its outbreak. Its impact has affected many sectors, including media and journalism in almost all the nations of the world.  ...  Acknowledgments First and foremost, I am extremely grateful to my supervisor, Prof. Abhijit Bora for his invaluable  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6067695 fatcat:qity5c4xsfcltctgrf62do75au
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