COVID-19–Related Infodemic and Its Impact on Public Health A Global Social Media Analysis
Islam, M., Sarkar, T., Kahn, S., et al. (2020). COVID-19–Related Infodemic and Its Impact on Public Health: A Global Social Media Analysis. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 103(4):1621-1629.
The authors reviewed social media data to determine the amount of misinformation present in COVID-19 posts. They found that 82% of 2,276 reports with available text ratings were false and recommend health agencies track COVID-19 misinformation and engage their communities to combat misinformation.