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 decide what is accurate and what isn't because of the rate at which information related to COVID is being released. That makes it even more important for us to be vigilant and careful with how we evaluate and use data. For any article that you read, take a moment to think about where the information, facts, and data is coming from.
Myth Busters: World Health Organization advice for the public
Misinformation Tracking Center: Identifies news & information sites in the US, UK, France, Italy, & Germany that have published 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.
Found a source, but not quite sure if it fits your assignment? You can use the RADAR (Rationale, Authority, Date, Appearance, Relevance) framework to evaluate it.
*Remember that every source has its use, so investigate each source you encounter in both the context of its creation and its potential use in your work.*