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The proliferation of fake news, i. e., news intentionally spread for misinformation, poses a threat to individuals and society.
The analysis is presented and updated on a publically accessible dashboard (https://usc-melady. github. io/COVID-19-Tweet-Analysis) to track the nature of online discourse and misinformation about COVID-19 on Twitter from March 1 - June 5, 2020.
While misinformation and disinformation have been thriving in social media for years, with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the political and the health misinformation merged, thus elevating the problem to a whole new level and giving rise to the first global infodemic.
Thus, it is important to detect and control the misinformation in such platforms before it spreads to the masses.