The COVID-19 social media infodemic

  title={The COVID-19 social media infodemic},
  author={Matteo Cinelli and Walter Quattrociocchi and Alessandro Galeazzi and Carlo Michele Valensise and Emanuele Brugnoli and Ana Luc{\'i}a Schmidt and Paola Zola and Fabiana Zollo and Antonio Scala},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
We address the diffusion of information about the COVID-19 with a massive data analysis on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit and Gab. We analyze engagement and interest in the COVID-19 topic and provide a differential assessment on the evolution of the discourse on a global scale for each platform and their users. We fit information spreading with epidemic models characterizing the basic reproduction number \documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage… 

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