Understanding the information disseminated using twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Abstract

Twitter, with its ever-growing influence, has continued to serve as a means of spreading information and often providing early warnings to the situations that the world is encountering. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. With this disease resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths, it is valuable that an analysis is conducted regarding the source of information posted on social media sites such as Twitter. In this study, we specifically analyze the source- URLs being posted by influential Twitter accounts. Our main goal in this study is to understand the kind of online materials, i.e., external weblinks that Twitter users prefer to promote/share about COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2021 - Proceedings
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Rajashree Paul, Bob Gill, Malay Gangopadhyay, Sanghamitra Poddar
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665440677
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Apr 2021
Event2021 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2021 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 202124 Apr 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2021 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2021
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period21/04/2124/04/21

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Data analytics
  • Pandemic
  • Social media
  • Twitter informatics

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