How people shared (fake) news on coronavirus since the beginning of the outbreak?
Make people realize the amount of fake that are being shared accross social networks.
- Collected Twitter links shared in subreddits
- Extracted data from those tweets
- Made graphs of most active Twitter accounts + most cited countries: displays where virus spread and its intensity
- Made 2 interaction graphs: users with more RT+mentions; most active retweeters
- Interactive version of retweeted network: http://miz.space/lauzhack/retweet/
- Shows the key role of retweeters in the spread of (mis)information
- Graph of top 10 most cited countries in tweets
- Timeline of countries mentions
- Shows in what extent (fake) news spread corresponds to the virus spread
- In progress: peaks analysis
- Listed tweets posted in 3 subreddits: China_flu (controversial), Coronavirus (neutral), COVID-19 (scientific)
- Generated wordcloud
- Graph of number of comments on r/Switzerland
- In progress: peaks analysis: Do they correspond to specific Federal Council politics? Virus spread?
- Listed links shared in r/Switzerland
- Gives an indication on what sources can be considered as true for users
Hackathon output (results)
- Network of Twitter users mentioned in subreddits r/China_flu, r/Coronavirus and r/COVID-19
- Timeline of countries mentions in tweets
- Graph of most retweeted+RT tweets + top retweeters
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