COVID-19 Claim Categoriser

A machine learning classifier trained to categorise claims about COVID-19 into 10 categories. These were proposed by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism:

  • Public authority actions, policy, and communications
  • Community spread and impact
  • Medical advice and self-treatments
  • Claims about prominent actors
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Virus transmission
  • Virus origin and properties
  • Public preparedness, protests, and civil disobedience
  • Vaccines, medical treatments, and tests
  • Other

Further information on the classifier development can be found in this blog post.

A video demo of how the classifier can be used to organise automatically claims about COVID-19 into categories for fast exploration and insights is available here.

Default annotations
:MisinfoClass Misinformation category
:Attention Most attentioned words
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