Twitter Data: "Coronavirus" or "COVID" Mentions

Tweets Collected ()

This chart shows the total number of tweets mentioning "Coronavirus" or "COVID" collected during the selected period.

There have been tweets collected during the time period.

Tweets/Accounts Now Deleted or Hidden ()

Information in this chart is based on a random sample of tweets (~8-10%) from the selected time period.

This chart shows the percentage of tweets that are now either: (1) deleted by the user, (2) hidden/protected by the user, or (3) because the user’s account was suspended by Twitter. This chart also shows the percentage of accounts that are now either: (1) hidden/protected by the user or (2) because the user’s account was suspended by Twitter.

Use this chart to get a sense of what percentage of tweets and accounts were subsequently deleted/hidden by either the user or Twitter.

Hidden and Deleted Tweets

Deleted by Users

Hidden by Users

User was Suspended

Protected and Suspended Accounts

Protected by Users

Suspended by Twitter

Based on a sample of tweets, shared by users in the selected timeframe.

Most Tweeted Websites ()

This chart shows the websites that were linked to the most with keywords "COVID" or "Coronavirus" during the selected timeframe. The first section shows what was shared in original tweets (excluding retweets), and the second section shows what was links were most commonly retweeted.

The pie charts indicate which domains (for example, 'cnn.com') were shared most often.

The tables indicate which URLs were most shared. This shows specific articles or pages within larger websites.

Among Original Tweets

Top 10 Most Shared Domains

Top 10 Most Shared Articles & Pages

Among Retweets

Top 10 Most Shared Domains

Top 10 Most Shared Articles & Pages

Likely Bots ()

We use Botometer, an API which tries to identify twitter bots. Users in this chart are all rated to have at least a 4/5 chance of being in the subsequent categories.

Astroturfers

From Botometer:

Manually labeled political bots and accounts involved in follow trains that systematically delete content.

Fake Followers

From Botometer:

Bots purchased to increase follower counts.

Self Declared

From Botometer:

Bots from botwiki.org

Other

From Botometer:

Miscellaneous other bots obtained from manual annotation, user feedback, etc.

() We use Botometer, an API which rates accounts on a five point scale according to how likely they are to be automated. Accounts rated 5/5 are most likely to be bots.

Most Frequently Mentioned Users

This chart shows the Top 50 most frequently mentioned accounts and the probability that the account is completely automated.

Most Active Users

This chart shows the Top 50 most most active accounts, e.g. users who posted the most number of tweets (including retweets) and the probability that the account is completely automated.

Most Active Users (Automated)

This chart shows the Top 50 most active accounts among accounts with a 4/5 (or higher) botometer rating.