Be aware of misinformation, medical scams and more.
Even in a time of global crisis, it’s hard to believe that people are sharing completely wrong information about COVID-19. But that is the reality today, and we need to be on our guard against these false claims. Almost all of these rumors and unfounded claims rely on social media, so that’s where we need to focus our attention. Let’s do our part by spotting suspicious content and not sharing it with others in our networks.
You can do a lot to ensure that you and others stay safe by following a few simple steps during the COVID-19 outbreak:
• Use social media responsibly and only share accurate messages from public health authorities
• Share the approved message of social distancing, self-isolating and avoiding contact
• Bust the myths out there that suggest this is not a serious situation, or worse
• Combat stereotyping by sharing facts and stories of empathy
Here’s a Politico article that sheds some light on the situation:
Article: Social media giants are fighting coronavirus fake news