10 Ways to Stop False Information from Spreading about the Coronavirus
4Do Not Share False Articles Even If It Is To Stop Them
Any publicity good or bad on the internet is good. Social media is a platform run by artificial intelligence. Thus, even if a piece of false information is shared among people to avoid it, it will keep gaining ground on the internet. This means you are indirectly contributing to the spread of false news even though you don’t want to. Instead simply naming the website and warning people to avoid reading such material is a better way to stop them.
5Do Not Believe In False Remedies And Cures
Today there are hundreds of cures and prevention remedies against COVID 19. According to the World Health Organization, and health bodies worldwide, there are no therapeutic drugs, or medication specifically approved to treat COVID -19. Don’t resort to information heard from friends, neighbors and least of all fake websites. Your trusted source of information should only be your national health organization such as UKNHS, USCDC, medical research and the WHO.
6Report The False Information To The Platform Administrators
When you see false news and false information appearing in your social feeds what do you do? Do you simply scroll past because that’s irresponsible of you? The global pandemic affects humanity and you to are part of a world being shut down. Reporting the website or article to the platform administrator is one of the acts of combat against the coronavirus.
7Unsure Whether IT’s True? Don’t Share
Sometimes, you will see the information that can act beyond your ability of good judgment. There is an infinite amount of studies being done on COVID-19 yet not all are true or complete. Some are based on minimal evidence or animal trials. Some may be just assumptions that turn out to be false. Just because a piece of information is by a medical expert, a researcher or professional, it may not be true. When in doubt, do not share false information.