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The pandemic of misinformation

Matthew Ingram:

The coronavirus has made fact-checking and filtering skills even more important, as trolls traffic in rumors about how drinking bleach or taking megadoses of vitamin C can cure the virus, or how the rollout of 5G cell network technology caused COVID-19

One tool for fighting the pandemic of misinformation is the Verification Handbook published by the European Journalism Centre. It gives an overview of problem, explains with case studies and suggests principles that can be applied.

Read Ingram’s article for even more useful links.