Fighting the COVID-19 Infodemic: Modeling the Perspective of Journalists, Fact-Checkers, Social Media Platforms, Policy Makers, and the Society

@inproceedings{Alam2021FightingTC,
  title={Fighting the COVID-19 Infodemic: Modeling the Perspective of Journalists, Fact-Checkers, Social Media Platforms, Policy Makers, and the Society},
  author={Firoj Alam and Shaden Shaar and Alex Nikolov and Hamdy Mubarak and Giovanni Da San Martino and Ahmed Abdelali and Fahim Dalvi and Nadir Durrani and Hassan Sajjad and Kareem Darwish and Preslav Nakov},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2021}
}
With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the political and the medical aspects of disinformation merged as the problem got elevated to a whole new level to become the first global infodemic. Fighting this infodemic is ranked second in the list of the most important focus areas of the World Health Organization, with dangers ranging from promoting fake cures, rumors, and conspiracy theories to spreading xenophobia and panic. Addressing the issue requires solving a number of challenging… 
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