An Observatory for tracking the spread of COVID-19 misinformation and their fact-checks.
We automatically collect and analyse fact-checks and misinformation spread on Twitter and produce weekly reports.
  • 16,380+ Fact-checks
  • 488,600+ Tweets

Monitoring misinformation and fact-checks spread.

The observatory produces weekly reports on the spread of COVID-19 misinformation and their corresponding fact-checks on Twitter. We apply automatic methods to collect fact-checked and misinforming content from the CoronaVirusFacts/DatosCoronaVirus Alliance Database and track this data on Twitter.

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Topic Spread

We track what types of misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic is spread and observe how misinformation spreads in comparison to its corrective content.

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Top weekly misinformation and fact-checks

We identify the most shared misinformation content and fact-checking over time.

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Demographic impact

Using automated methods, we identify the demographics of the users that share misinformation and fact-checks.

Latest COVID-19 Report

Twitter COVID-19 Misinformation Report 132 Increase in misinformation spread about Vaccine

Between Monday 13 June 2022 and Monday 20 June 2022, misinformation about Vaccine has increasead whereas misinformation about Other has reduced. The Fact-checking Observatory is an automatic service that collects misinforming content on Twitter using URLs that have been identified as potential misinformation by fact-checking websites. Using this data, the Fact-checking Observatory automatically generates weekly reports that updates the state of misinformation spread of fact-checked misinformation on Twitter.

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Latest Russo-Ukrainian War Report

Twitter Russo-Ukrainian War Misinformation Report 31 Rise in Russo-Ukrainian war misinforming posts

The Fact-checking Observatory is an automatic service that collects misinforming content on Twitter using URLs that have been identified as potential misinformation by fact-checking websites. Using this data, the Fact-checking Observatory automatically generates weekly reports that updates the state of misinformation spread of fact-checked misinformation on Twitter. This analysis is limited to URLs identified by Fact-checking organisations. The collected data only consist of non-blocked Twitter content and may be incomplete.

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