Fake News In The Time Of Coronavirus: A BOOM Study

We analysed 178 fact checks on COVID-19 related misinformation from January to May. This is what we found.

Analysing Misinfo/Disinfo Trends

We also looked at the false or misleading claims, the topic of misinformation/disinformation for each COVID-19-related fact checks, and the type of media (video, image, text, audio, news) that was shared with the messages, to identify trends in misinformation.

Looking at the topics discussed in the false claims, we found that almost 29% were random claims around the pandemic that could not be placed under a topic. For the rest, we identified and sorted them under different topics and looked at how they changed over the months.

Updated On: 2020-05-08T13:44:23+05:30
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