COVID-19 Claim Types

Fact-checked Claim Types Coding Schema & Dashboard

Now in its second iteration, the COVID-19 Claim Types Coding Schema includes 12 different fact-checked claim types and their definitions (see Table 1 below). The aim of the coding schema is to facilitate a systematic review and grouping of similar claims under the same claim type. By applying the coding schema, researchers can study the types of claims that are circulating online and offline, their prevalence and persistence over time. The coding schema can also inform work by policy makers and developers when implementing different mitigation strategies in response to different claim types. 

How to use the COVID-19 Claim Types Dashboard

  1. Click on any of the data points on any of the interactive charts.
  2. To go back, click on the little back arrow button in the upper left corner of the chart.
  3. To reset the entire dashboard, use the reload page button in your browser.

Best Viewed in a Chrome Browser on a Laptop or Desktop Computer. If the dashboard doesn’t load, try using the direct link.

For up-to-date information and additional resources on COVID-19, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada.