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How to Fact-Check Coronavirus (Mis)Information Online

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fact-check-coronavirus-mis-information-online-1842089498

“Common Sense, a nonprofit that educates kids and families about digital and media literacy, recommends asking the following questions about anything you read:

  1. Who created this—and why?
  2. Who is this message or information for?
  3. What’s being used to make the message credible or believable? Stats? Expert quotes?
  4. What details were left out—and why?
  5. How does this information make you feel?

Bottom line: think before you worry—and don’t simply repeat everything you read.”