There's plenty of misinformation out there. Here's where to find good, evidence-based, scientific information about Covid-19.
Did your mother call you to tell you about that new miracle cure for Alzheimer's disease? Did your Facebook feed pop up with an article on a factory farm of pigs intended for human transplant harvesting? Did one of your friends breathlessly tell you that there's a new spider that's going to kill us all? You might have heard any or all of these stories, but there's one thread connecting all of them: they're not true.
The ability to tell accurate news from fake news is an important skill that you'll use for the rest of your life. This LibGuide will give you valuable insight in telling fact from fiction online, plus a chance to exercise your newfound skills.
This guide has been adapted for use at Texas State University from Libguides at both Cornell-
Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Misinformation: Learning to Critically Evaluate Media Sources
And Indiana University East-
Thanks to both institutions for sharing their fine work.
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