COVID-19 Fake News Dataset (COVID19 Fake News Detection in English)

Introduced by Patwa et al. in Fighting an Infodemic: COVID-19 Fake News Dataset

Along with COVID-19 pandemic we are also fighting an `infodemic'. Fake news and rumors are rampant on social media. Believing in rumors can cause significant harm. This is further exacerbated at the time of a pandemic. To tackle this, we curate and release a manually annotated dataset of 10,700 social media posts and articles of real and fake news on COVID-19. We benchmark the annotated dataset with four machine learning baselines - Decision Tree, Logistic Regression , Gradient Boost , and Support Vector Machine (SVM). We obtain the best performance of 93.46\% F1-score with SVM.


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