Teaching Senior Citizens to Spot Misinformation. Credit: Nadia Hafid

Teaching Senior Citizens to Spot Misinformation

This article explains that COVID-19 has made the topic of misinformation timely and urgent. Discerning reliable health information is especially a matter of life or death for older people who are more vulnerable to the virus, and showcases projects created to ameliorate the situation.

Tips to spot misinformation and avoid sharing it include evaluating whether news is from a known media outlet; noting the publication date, who wrote the content, and whether the author is reputable; checking if a website has a .gov, .edu, .org or .com suffix; and if a website is selling a product.

Source: Teaching Senior Citizens to Spot Misinformation