“Mis-information about COVID”
Speakers: A Gruzd, P Mai
False narratives about COVID‑19 have gone global and are spreading almost as fast as the virus itself. Since Canada’s first “presumptive positive” case was announced January 25, there have been over 3000 false and unproven claims recorded by the Google Fact Check Tools. Anatoliy Gruzd (associate professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, and director of research at the Social Media Lab) and Philip Mai (director of Business and Communications and a senior researcher at the Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers) have been monitoring COVID‑19 related misinformation as part of a Government of Canada funded research project. They will be discussing the new COVID‑19 Misinformation Portal they’ve launched, including highlights from their recent News, Social Media, and Misinformation Survey.