Denial, fear, politics, prejudice, practical jokes, confusion – there are many reasons why misinformation spreads. During coronavirus, one way to alleviate stress and anxiety is to reduce the spread of rumors and misinformation. Having and spreading correct information can also be a matter of life and death.
As the Deseret News Editorial Board recently stated in their editorial piece: “Stop! Do your part to curb the spread of misinformation,” a simple 30 second Google search is often all that is needed to fact check information. Here are 3 other ways to do your part in stopping the spread of information that can be dangerous in a time of coronavirus:
3 ways to stop the spread of rumors and misinformation
1. Learn 5 Facts from the CDC that overturn common myths around coronavirus.
2. Read Website Planet’s article: “Identifying Fake News In the Time of Corona: Ultimate Guide to Avoid Panic and Indifference”
3. Use these resources to make sure you have the latest factual information: