How to spot misinformation about the coronavirus and COVID-19?
Our society is inundated with articles, stories, and opinions about the COVID-19 pandemic—but some of these sources are more accurate than others. With false information proliferating online, it’s essential to separate fact from fiction, and libraries play a key role in teaching their communities how to evaluate news items with a critical eye.
Vincci Lui, a librarian at the University of Toronto’s Gerstein Science Information Center, has created this comprehensive online guide with advice for spotting inaccurate information about the pandemic. This guide is a living document. More content will be added as new information and resources become available and as the COVID-19 situation develops.