You probably already know that not everything you read on the internet is true, but how do you know what sources of information are credible, especially when it comes to COVID-19?
It's even more challenging to figure what is accurate and what isn't because of rate at which information related to COVID is being released. That makes it even more important for us to become vigilant and careful with how we how we evalute and use data. For any article that you read take a moment to think about where the facts are coming from, and where the data are coming from.
Myth Busters: World Health Organization advice for the public
Misinformation Tracking Center: News & information sites in the US, UK, France, Italy, & Germany that have been identified as publishing materially false information about the coronavirus.
FactCheck.org on COVID-19: Fact-checking news stories and debunking false claims.
Coronavirus Rumor Control: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responses to rumors.
CoronaVirusFacts/DatosCoronaVirus Alliance Database: Gathers falsehoods about COVID-19 from more than 70 countries.
Sifting Through the Coronavirus Pandemic - Information hygiene for the Covid-19 infodemic: Using the SIFT model: Stop, Investigate the source, Find better coverage, and Trace claims, quotes and media to the original context.
Snopes on COVID-19: Fact-checking COVID-19 information on the internet.
Surviving the Coronavirus Infodemic: Resources: Compiled by the UW Center for an Informed Public