Inoculating Against an Infodemic: A Canada-Wide COVID-19 News, Social Media, and Misinformation Survey

17 Pages Posted: 11 May 2020

Date Written: May 11, 2020

Abstract

To examine the “digital hygiene” practices of Canadians, we asked 1,500 online Canadian adults about where they get news about COVID-19 from, how often they encounter misinformation on this topic, and what do they do about it.

This report was produced by the Social Media Lab at Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. It is released as part of the Social Media Data Stewardship Project funded by the Canada Research Chairs Program, and the COVID-19 Misinformation Portal, a rapid response project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Keywords: COVID-19, news, social media, misinformation, disinformation, infodemic

Suggested Citation

Gruzd, Anatoliy and Mai, Philip, Inoculating Against an Infodemic: A Canada-Wide COVID-19 News, Social Media, and Misinformation Survey (May 11, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3597462 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3597462

Anatoliy Gruzd (Contact Author)

Ryerson University ( email )

350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
Canada

Philip Mai

Ryerson University ( email )

350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
Canada

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