We want to make it easy to keep track of how information around coronavirus is being spread on social media. So we built a series of Live Displays, customized to different regions globally, with real-time streams of COVID-19-related posts from public Pages and accounts. 

Access the hub here. 

Each Live Display features post streams sorted by relevant keywords and public accounts to each region. This includes content from local media organizations, regional World Health Organization Pages, government agencies, local politicians, and more. 

These are public and can be viewed by anyone. We want to provide as much transparency into how this content is being discussed across Facebook, Instagram and Reddit as possible. 

Each Live Display for countries has a standard set of columns which are defined below: 

  • Column 1: COVID-19 related keywords translated into the top languages spoken filtered by public Pages from media in the specified country
  • Column 2: COVID-19 related keywords translated into the top languages spoken filtered by public Pages who have admins located in the country
  • Column 3: COVID-19 related keywords translated into the top languages spoken filtered by public Pages of politicians, elected officials and political parties in the country 
  • Column 4: COVID-19 related keywords translated into the top languages spoken filtered by public Pages of government ministries in the country
  • Column 5: All content from the WHO regional account on Facebook and Instagram (where applicable; some WHO regional offices only have a Facebook account)
  • Column 6: COVID-19 related keywords translated into the top languages spoken plus the name of the country (example: covid-19 AND Italia) filtered by public Instagram accounts 

Each Live Display for US states has a standard set of columns which are defined as: 

  • Column 1: COVID-19 related keywords* filtered by public Pages and Instagram accounts from media in the specified state or territory
  • Column 2: COVID-19 related keywords filtered by State and territory-level public community Pages and Instagram accounts, such as colleges and universities, zoos, and sports teams.
  • Column 3: COVID-19 related keywords filtered by public Pages and Instagram accounts of State-level government agencies.
  • Column 4: COVID-19 related keywords filtered by public Pages of State-level first responders
  • Column 5: COVID-19 related keywords filtered by public Pages and Instagram accounts of the State's elected officials.
  • Column 6: COVID-19 related keywords filtered by State-related subreddits.

*COVID-19 keywords for US states are in English, Spanish and traditional and simplified Chinese.

Learn more about what data CrowdTangle tracks here.

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