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How hoax information on social media about Covid-19 might be worsening the pandemic

Martin, Ralf (2020) How hoax information on social media about Covid-19 might be worsening the pandemic. USApp-American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Information claiming that the COVID-19 is a hoax has unfolded on social media at the same time as the virus has spread across the world. Ralf Martin has analysed nearly 12 million tweets for spikes in COVID-19 hoax related content. He finds that those posting coronavirus related hoax content are more likely to mention Donald Trump, and that many areas where hoaxism is prevalent, like New York,also have higher infection rates.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 29 May 2020 14:06
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 23:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104651

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