As Dr Timothy Graham, from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) reports, tweets bearing hashtags like #ArsonEmergency, they appear to come from bot and troll accounts.
Those last two are conspiracy theories, he said.
Ecologists have never prevented fires in areas prone to fires. In fact they support it.
And while some fires are actually caused by arson, there is no evidence that this is the case.
Graham said the analysis is based on just 315 accounts using the #ArsonEmergency hashtag, compared to 1106 using #BushfireAustralia and 7674 using #AustraliaFire.
In general, Graham's main concern is that this whole episode will be "a little annoying" for Australia, because of what he says is "unprecedented" misinformation.
The government warns of false donations
As is often the case in times of crisis, there are those who try to take advantage of the opportunity to their advantage.
According to government, some scammers pretend to be people affected by fires and are seeking financial help.
"Scammers pick up phones, send instant messages and create fakes websites "and social media pages to raise donations," Scamwatch warned on Monday.
"Do not donate through donation pages to platforms that do not check the legality of the donor collector or that do not guarantee that your money will be refunded if the site is found to be malicious," they wrote.