Inoculating Against An #Infodemic - Don't Be Fooled by Covid-19 Misinformation
As health officials around the world grapple with a pandemic caused by a new coronavirus, COVID-19, they are also facing a deluge of misinformation about the virus on traditional and social media. The World Health Organization is calling this phenomenon an “infodemic” – “an overabundance of information—some accurate and some not—that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it.” To help stem the tide of COVID-19 misinformation, our team of computational social scientists, communications professionals and developers are developing various real-time information dashboards to keep track of false COVID-19 claims. Our various misinformation dashboards track and visualize debunked coronavirus claims from an international network of trusted fact checkers. Browse through to see the latest debunked COVID-19 false claims from around the world.
Tracks and visualizes debunked coronavirus claims from a network of trusted fact checkers from around the world.
Tracks and visualizes debunked coronavirus claims mentioning or associated with a specific geographic location.
Twelve Common Types of COVID-19 Misinformation
Based on our manual review of over 4000+ debunked claims with keywords “COVID” or “Coronavirus”, here are the 12 most common types of COVID-19 misinformation that are currently making the rounds online:
COVID-19 Misinformation Types Coding Schema & Dashboard
Semantic Connections among COVID-19 Fact-checked Claims
Additional Fact Checking Resources
Also check out the following awesome misinformation resources to inoculate yourself against an infodemic:
- > Flatten the Curve Digest: An accessible source for COVID-19 information
- > WHO Myth Busters
- > Snopes’ Collection of Debunked Claims
- > Factcheck.org
- > Doubt It news literacy resources
For up-to-date information and additional resources on COVID-19, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada.