Coronavirus Misinformation

During these times, many social media and news outlets are passing false information about the coronavirus pandemic. To help combat this, many social media platforms are working to quickly eliminate misleading posts and comments. Posts from homemade cures to conspiracy theories have been rapidly circulating through the internet. However, this is not only limited to social media.

False news articles regarding the coronavirus have now become commonplace. According to, there have been at least 315 sites that contain false information. Unproven claims such as swallowing bleach or silver as a cure, the idea that the coronavirus was a bioweapon, and others false ideas have been posted on news websites.

To avoid these false claims and articles online, use discretion when browsing the news and limit media intake.