We do owe it a duty to douse any form of #FakeNews, here’s how to find your way on navigating the Infodemic, because the information is power!
1.Access the source: Who shared the information with you and where did they get it from
2. Go beyond headlines: headlines maybe be intentional sensational or provocative, take your time to read through.
3.Identify the author: search the author’s name online to see if they are real or credible
4.Check the date: Is it up to date and relevant to current events?
5.Examine the supportive evidence: Credible stories backup their claims with facts.
6.Check your biases: Think about whether your own biases could affect your judgment on what is or is not trustworthy.
7.Turn to fact-checker: Consult trusted fact-checking organizations such as International fact-checking networks and global news outlets focused on debunking misinformation like @ncdcgov @who, @cdcgov
Lastly, #StaySafe, because #TogetherAgainstCorona we’ll win.