Coronavirus: Here's How You can Stop Bad Information from Going Viral

BBC Media

A UK parliamentary sub-committee is asking members of the public to submit examples. The committee has particularly requested submissions of disinformation spread in private groups and closed apps such as WhatsApp. Meanwhile, experts are calling on the public to practise "information hygiene".

Here are the ways in which the article states one can stop bad information from going viral:

  1. Stop and think
  2. Check your source
  3. Could it be a fake?
  4. Unsure whether it's true? Don't share
  5. Check each fact, individually
  6. Beware emotional posts
  7. Think about biases