Impact of fake news dissemination in covid-19 pandemic time

a scoping review protocol


  • José Ricardo Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • Madalena Cunha Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, Viseu, Portugal | UICISA:E, ESEnfC, Coimbra / SIGMA – Phi Xi Chapter, ESEnfC, Coimbra, Portugal | CIEC - UM, Braga, Portugal
  • Eduardo Santos Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra - Serviço de Reumatologia, Coimbra, Portugal | Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing (UICISA: E), Nursing School of Coimbra (ESEnfC), Coimbra, Portugal



coronavirus infections, fake news, population


Introduction: It is very common for information/newsletters to proliferate that do not always correspond to the truth (commonly called fake news) about the 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) because it is new and unknown, directly affecting the population.

Objective: To map and synthesize the impact of fake news dissemination in times of COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: A scoping review will be conducted using the method proposed by the Joanna Briggs Institute. The selection of studies, extraction and synthesis of data will be performed by two independent reviewers.

Results: We expect the inclusion of several studies demonstrating the relationship between fake news dissemination and the COVID-19 pandemic. Their analysis will allow the collection of contributions from representative studies from different geographical areas and through different methodologies for an enriching synthesis.

Conclusion: The conduct of this scoping review will be essential to synthesize the impact of the dissemination of fake news in times of pandemic of COVID-19 and a necessary contribution to identify interventions that minimize it.


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Ricardo, J., Cunha, M., & Santos, E. (2020). Impact of fake news dissemination in covid-19 pandemic time: a scoping review protocol . Millenium - Journal of Education, Technologies, and Health, 2(7e), 65–69.



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