Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism: Types, Sources, and Claims of COVID-19 Misinformation

Over the past two months, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has analyzed 225 pieces of English-language COVID-19 misinformation to find the most common trends, sources and claims. Their findings include the fact that the majority of claims are a reconfigured, or spun version of pre-existing information (59 percent) as opposed to completely fabricated (38 percent). It also found that “top down” claims from politicians made up only 20 percent of the reported cases, but accounted for 69 percent of the social media engagement.

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