This study found that government and health systems need to be more proactive disseminating and monitoring COVID-19 information on social media.
Most information, both factual and fake, about COVID-19 on Twitter revolves around one of four themes: origin of COVID-19, source of COVID-19, impact of COVID-19 on people and countries, and methods for decreasing the spread of COVID-19. To combat any misinformation about these topics, government and public health systems need to build national and international detection and surveillance systems of COVID-19 by examining online content. They must have a stronger and more proactive social media presence by disseminating accurate and timely information as well as monitoring tweets from the public related to health. This can inform policies and supply chains among other things.