How-To Suss Out Misinformation on the Internet
A Matter of Life and Death for Us All
As our screen time soars and our consumption of novel coronavirus content is the ultimate click bait.
Please remember to check that information you are acting on and/or passing to others is true.
Take a few minutes to evaluate health websites and “information” by asking these questions:
- What’s the actual source of the data or information? Who are they? Are they authorities on the topic?
- What do other reputable sources say?
- How up-to-date is the information?
- What’s the motivation behind the article or website?
World Health Organization https://www.who.int/
Center for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/
The Mayo Clinic https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/category/covid-19/
Johns Hopkins https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/index.html