Queensland researchers analysing coronavirus conspiracy theories warn of social media danger
- The Responsible Technology report says conspiracy theories have been spread widely on social media
- Report author Timothy Graham says they believe bot-like accounts on Twitter are responsible
- The researchers also found coordinated retweeting of COVID-19 topics
What the researchers discovered was that out of the 30 suspected troll-like clusters they manually analysed, 28 self-identified as pro-Trump, Make America Great Again (MAGA), or QAnon accounts.
A cluster of "broadly pro-Democrat" accounts and a cluster of "Baloch National Movement" accounts made up the other two, the report said.