Coronavirus: Top tips for tackling misinformation

Today, many adults have been exposed to false claims or misleading information online about the Coronavirus.

Here are a few tips to help you tackle misinformation.

  • Stop and think: If you have any doubts about something’s accuracy, don’t share it.
  • Check the source: The most reliable sources of information on Coronavirus are public health bodies, such as the World Health Organization.
  • Pay attention to quality: Reputable sources have high standards when it comes to grammar and presentation. Typos and old formatting may be an indicator of inaccuracy.
  • Beware of emotional posts and consider biases: We are more likely to share content that corresponds with our own opinion or that excites powerful emotions, but doesn’t necessarily mean it’s accurate.

Stay home, stay safe, stay informed.

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