Trying to prevent coronavirus is stressful. We are asked to do many new things like stay inside, avoid crowds, and even wash our hands all the time. In order to remain safe and calm, it is important to act upon accurate information and avoid being misled by inaccurate information. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned about an “infodemic” – an overabundance of information, much of it inaccurate – occurring alongside the COVID-19 health crisis. Make decisions based on facts, not fear.
Check Your Facts!
Please refer to the links below for tips, fact-checking information and take a look at the WHO’s site regarding myth-busters and frequently asked questions about the virus.
- 5 Quick Ways We Can All Double-check Coronavirus Info Online
- AFP Fact Check’s Coronavirus Verification Hub: Debunks, tips, & trustworthy sources
- Guidelines for debunking misinformation & conspiracy theories from friends and family
- 6 Types of Coronavirus misinformation to watch out for
- 7 Steps you can take to stop bad information from going viral
- Covid-19 treatment and prevention myths
Beware of Rumors and Bad Information
- Snapchat wants you to help bust Coronavirus myths with a new game
- Shoddy Coronavirus Studies are Going Viral and Causing Panic
- Beware!: Social Media posts are fueling panic
- Scammers are peddling bogus supplements and miracle cures
- Pinterest is blocking Coronavirus searches, and people are happy about it.
- Problematic Media Coverage
- Balanced News Coverage from Allsides