ESOC COVID-19 Disinformation Tracking Report
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.