r/Coronavirus and the Viral Pandemic : A source of truth, comfort and companionship during COVID19. / Cole, Jennifer; van de Ven, Cas; Sharkey, C. Matthew; Williamson, Phil; Doherty, Patrick; Robb, Freya .

CHI EA '21: Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ed. / Yoshifumi Kitamura; Aaron Quigley; Katherine Isbister; Takeo Igarashi. NY, USA : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2021. p. 1-6 153.

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r/Coronavirus and the Viral Pandemic : A source of truth, comfort and companionship during COVID19. / Cole, Jennifer; van de Ven, Cas; Sharkey, C. Matthew; Williamson, Phil; Doherty, Patrick; Robb, Freya .

CHI EA '21: Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ed. / Yoshifumi Kitamura; Aaron Quigley; Katherine Isbister; Takeo Igarashi. NY, USA : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2021. p. 1-6 153.

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Harvard

Cole, J, van de Ven, C, Sharkey, CM, Williamson, P, Doherty, P & Robb, F 2021, r/Coronavirus and the Viral Pandemic: A source of truth, comfort and companionship during COVID19. in Y Kitamura, A Quigley, K Isbister & T Igarashi (eds), CHI EA '21: Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems., 153, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), NY, USA, pp. 1-6, CHI '21: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Yokohama Japan May, 2021, Yokohama, Japan, 8/05/21. https://doi.org/10.1145/3411763.3450396

APA

Cole, J., van de Ven, C., Sharkey, C. M., Williamson, P., Doherty, P., & Robb, F. (2021). r/Coronavirus and the Viral Pandemic: A source of truth, comfort and companionship during COVID19. In Y. Kitamura, A. Quigley, K. Isbister, & T. Igarashi (Eds.), CHI EA '21: Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-6). [153] Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3411763.3450396

Vancouver

Cole J, van de Ven C, Sharkey CM, Williamson P, Doherty P, Robb F. r/Coronavirus and the Viral Pandemic: A source of truth, comfort and companionship during COVID19. In Kitamura Y, Quigley A, Isbister K, Igarashi T, editors, CHI EA '21: Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2021. p. 1-6. 153 https://doi.org/10.1145/3411763.3450396

Author

Cole, Jennifer ; van de Ven, Cas ; Sharkey, C. Matthew ; Williamson, Phil ; Doherty, Patrick ; Robb, Freya . / r/Coronavirus and the Viral Pandemic : A source of truth, comfort and companionship during COVID19. CHI EA '21: Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. editor / Yoshifumi Kitamura ; Aaron Quigley ; Katherine Isbister ; Takeo Igarashi. NY, USA : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2021. pp. 1-6

BibTeX

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title = "r/Coronavirus and the Viral Pandemic: A source of truth, comfort and companionship during COVID19",
abstract = "The COVID19 pandemic has unfolded alongside a concurrent {\textquoteleft}infodemic{\textquoteright} – defined by the World Health Organization as an overabundance of information, some accurate, some not, that occurs during an epidemic. Key to managing this is not only identifying, countering and debunking misinformation but also providing unbiased and factually correct information and signposting people towards it. However, during COVID19, the {\textquoteleft}truth{\textquoteright} has not always been clear. It has not always been easy to prepare public health messaging that is consistent, easily understood or practical for everyone to apply. This presents unique challenges, to which social media platforms need to be part of the solution. One such solution can be found on www.reddit.com where, in January 2020, a group of research scientists, students, academics and medics came together to create and moderate forums in which the pandemic can be discussed and questions about it answered. These forums provide case studies of how information can be generated, misinformation corrected and disinformation debunked on subreddits with, combined, more than 3 million subscribers.",
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