This research article focuses on the types, content, and origin of information on Twitter surrounding COVID-19.
COVID-19 cases are highly correlated with Twitter conversations, and those conversations lead the cases by 2-5 days. This suggestions that we can use Twitter conversations to help predict the spread of COVID-19. Attention, discussion, and information sharing about COVID-19 is greatest for those who are most impacted by the virus. Fortunately, credible information is being shared at about the same pace as misinformation. So although poor quality information and myths are being discussed, their presence is less dominant than other crisis specific themes.