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Critical Impact of Social Networks Infodemic on Defeating Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: Twitter-Based Study and Research Directions

@article{Mourad2020CriticalIO,
  title={Critical Impact of Social Networks Infodemic on Defeating Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: Twitter-Based Study and Research Directions},
  author={Azzam Mourad and Ali Y. Srour and Haidar M. Harmanani and Cathia Jenainatiy and Mohamad Arafeh},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2005.08820}
}
  • Azzam Mourad, Ali Y. Srour, +2 authors Mohamad Arafeh
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • News creation and consumption has been changing since the advent of social media. An estimated 2.95 billion people in 2019 used social media worldwide. The widespread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 resulted with a tsunami of social media. Most platforms were used to transmit relevant news, guidelines and precautions to people. According to WHO, uncontrolled conspiracy theories and propaganda are spreading faster than the COVID-19 pandemic itself, creating an infodemic and thus causing… CONTINUE READING

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