Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center
Lots and lots of crap is going around regarding the coronavirus. It can be daunting but here is a terrific organization which is trying to combat misinformation on a global scale. Here is more about them and their mission. Please take a look.
As a new strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spreads across the globe, so does disinformation and misinformation. Follow the spread of this dangerous information with NewsGuard’s new Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center. URL is https://www.newsguardtech.com/coronavirus-misinformation-tracking-center/
The center lists all the news and information sites in the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, and Germany that they have identified as publishing materially false information about the virus. You’ll find websites that are notorious for publishing false health content, and political sites whose embrace of conspiracy theories extends well beyond politics.
Among the hoaxes these sites publish are that swallowing bleach or colloidal silver will prevent the coronavirus — when in fact these “treatments” can be harmful. Troublingly, you’ll also see some sites that generally stick to the facts but in this case have published unvetted, poorly sourced stories that turned out to be false.
To read our full review of each website, click on its name to see its NewsGuard Nutrition Label (some labels include highlighted sections of coronavirus-related content). You can also see these ratings and thousands of others in our browser extension, which is free to all users during the COVID-19 crisis.