Types, sources, and claims of COVID-19 misinformation

Dr. J. Scott Brennen, Felix Simon, Dr Philip N. Howard, Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

A Reuters Institute factsheet identifying some of the main types of misinformation shared during the COVID-19 pandemic

“In this factsheet we identify some of the main types, sources, and claims of COVID-19 misinformation seen so far. We analyse a sample of 225 pieces of misinformation rated false or misleading by fact-checkers and published in English between January and

the end of March 2020, drawn from a collection of fact-checks maintained by First Draft.” – Reuters Institute.Go to report