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ABSTRACT. Despite the relevance of COVID-19-related misinformation, only limited research has been conducted on this topic. Using and replicating data from Flixed, Gallup, GlobalWebIndex, Knight Foundation, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and The University of Canberra, I performed analyses and made estimates regarding fabricated and unverified content on social media. The results of a study based on data collected from 4,200 respondents provide support for my research model. Using the structural equation modeling, I gathered and analyzed data through a self-administrated questionnaire.

Keywords: COVID-19; misinformation; social media; perception; communication

How to cite: Clark, A. (2020). “COVID-19-related Misinformation: Fabricated and Unverified Content on Social Media,” Analysis and Metaphysics 19: 87–93. doi:10.22381/AM19202010

Received 28 May 2020 • Received in revised form 25 September 2020
Accepted 28 September 2020 • Available online 1 October 2020

Ann Clark
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The Big Data Analytics Research Unit
at ISBDA, Dublin, Ireland

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