False information about coronavirus

Be careful what you share. Things aren’t always what they seem online…

The current pandemic has paved the way for the spread of disinformation in the form of misleading news and information about coronavirus. When shared, false information can take on a life of its own and have some serious consequences. It can lead to health scares, false accusations and potentially damaging hoax stories.

The Cabinet Office is running a campaign to prevent coronavirus disinformation. They are asking the public to stop and think before sharing content and to use the SHARE checklist to identify when information might be false.

For more information, visit the government’s SHARE checklist website.

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