After seeing tweets the prevalence of misinformation regarding COVID-19 on Twitter we decided to make a Twitter bot that will spread correct information in these places.

What it does

Our twitter bot will detect certain keywords in tweets that may have misinformation regarding COVID-19 and reply to them with a CDC article regarding FAQ of COVID-19. The tweets are also saved to a Google Cloud database so they can be analyzed further.

How we built it

This program was built using the Twitter api, python, and Google Cloud.

Challenges we ran into

We attempted to do sentiment analysis on the tweets that we found, but the sentiment analysis was not helpful for determining what was misinformation or not.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

The sheer number of tweets that we were able to reply to (around 1000).

What we learned

How to use the twitter api in python along with how to better collaborate as a group working on the same code.

What's next for Covid Misinformation Bot

Being able to better determine if a tweet is misinformation or not and to grab more tweets, while running constantly.

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