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Canadian academics working to understand the information ecosystem, focusing on online harms and threats to democracy @taylor_owen, @PeejLoewen, @derekruths
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5 May
Important new findings about the connection between social media use and attitudes and behaviours around COVID-19. Misinformation on social media ➡️ misperceptions ➡️ lower social distancing and risk perception. 👀 #COVID19 #misinformation
We asked 3 important questions about misinformation circulating on social media and life-saving behaviours and attitudes. 🧐 How prevalent? Does it contribute to misperceptions? And does it affect behaviour? 🤔
We collected a ton of data to do it. Millions of tweets + thousands of articles + a nationally representative survey of Canadians. 🇨🇦
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