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 https://github.com/cyang03/CHECKED with measures of protecting users' privacy.

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