Volume and Patterns of Toxicity in Social Media Conversations during the Covid-19 Pandemic
In this RISJ Factsheet, we assess the volume and patterns of toxic conversations on social media during the Covid-19 pandemic. We specifically analyse worldwide conversations on Twitter targeting the World Health Organization (WHO), a central actor during the pandemic. Our analysis contributes to the current research on the health of online debates amid the increasing role of social media as a critical entrance to information and mediator of public opinion building.
Citation: Majó-Vázquez, S., Nielsen, R.K., Verdú, J., Rao, N., de Domenico, M., Papaspiliopoulos, O., (2019). Volume and Patterns of Toxicity in Social Media Conversations During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Oxford, UK.