CHECKED: Chinese COVID-19 Fake News Dataset

10/18/2020 ∙ by Chen Yang, et al. ∙ 0

COVID-19 has impacted all lives. To maintain social distancing and avoiding exposure, works and lives have gradually moved online. Under this trend, social media usage to obtain COVID-19 news has increased. Alas, misinformation on COVID-19 is frequently spread on social media. In this work, we develop CHECKED, the first Chinese dataset on COVID-19 misinformation. CHECKED provides ground-truth on credibility, carefully obtained by ensuring the specific sources are used. CHECKED includes microblogs related to COVID-19, identified by using a specific list of keywords, covering a total 2120 microblogs published from December 2019 to August 2020. The dataset contains a rich set of multimedia information for each microblog including ground-truth label, textual, visual, response, and social network information. We hope that CHECKED can facilitate studies that target misinformation on coronavirus. The dataset is available at with measures of protecting users' privacy.



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