Social Media Misinformation on vi rus Origins and US Immigrants: 'Coronavirus Misinformation Weekly Briefing 11-05-2020' [open pdf - 0B]
From the Summary: "Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus pandemic--and public understanding of the crisis--we provide a weekly briefing about the spread of coronavirus misinformation across multiple social media platforms. For the seven days prior to 07-05-2020 we find:  Of all the junk news that social media users engaged with last week, 28% of it came from state-backed news agencies, and 91% of engagement with state backed agencies involves media outlets from Russia and China.  In total, articles produced by junk health news sources were engaged with four million times this week. On average, articles from state-backed media sources nonetheless stimulated the most engagement.  Thematically, prominent junk health news narratives this week included (1) intimations of virus origin from the Wuhan virology lab and (2) attacks on non-citizen status residents in the US through criticism of US Democratic Party proposals."
Computational Propaganda Project
Computational Propaganda Project: https://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/