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Apr 14
Factsheet: Types, sources, and claims of COVID-19 misinformation

The Reuters Institute analysed misinformation related to COVID-19 in the period January to end of March 2020.

It found that "most (59%) of the misinformation in the sample involves various forms of reconfiguration, where existing and often true information is spun, twisted, recontextualised, or reworked. Less misinformation (38%) was completely fabricated. In terms of claims, [it found that] misleading or false claims about the actions or policies of public authorities, including government and international bodies like the WHO or the UN, are the single largest category of claims identified".

Read the factsheet here:

https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/types-sources-and-claims-covid-19-misinformation

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