- So far we have collected data for the past three weeks -- '200329', '200405', '200412' (for example, 200329 means we queried URLs collected from 03/22/20 to 03/29/20).
- The end query date is April 14, 2020 for all three datasets, because there werer some issues with URL formatting and I reran all analysis all that day. As a result, posts from 200329 dataset will last longer than 200405, which will last longer than 200412. This is an artifact of our data collection process.
- For each statistics, we look at how it changes as a function of time
Discoverability analysis (what percentage of URLs are searchable on each platform)¶
- Facebook and Twitter consistently have high discoverability
User volume analysis¶
- Among all sources, mainstream liberal is posted by the most number of users
- If we look at fake sources, more users tweet conservative fake than liberal fake
- Few verified users tweet fake source
- longivity = number of hours between first post and last post
- longivity has high variance, but overall (both in mean and median), conservative fake posts spread longer than liberal fake (this is true on all three weeks, and on both platforms)