COVID-019 Disinformation Data

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Fake news and false information on COVID-19 can spread just as quickly as the virus itself. On March 16, the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project in collaboration with Microsoft Research began cataloging misinformation efforts around the pandemic.

  • This spreadsheet records stories on misinformation efforts on social media and news outlets with sources, keywords, and direct links. A description of the coding methodology is found in the code book
  • This sheet features a listing of select URLs carrying disinformation based on ESOC, AFP, and Newsguard data.

These documents and code book will be updated regularly as more news stories break.