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Dec 02
Help stop the spread of COVID-19 misinformation
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There is a lot of information out there about coronavirus and vaccines, but not all of it is factual – it's important to separate the facts from the falsehoods, especially when sharing with others.

Sharing misinformation or disinformation is as harmful as writing it, and puts you and others at risk if unverified claims are circulated. Before reposting information online, ask yourself:

  • Does this sound accurate?
  • Is this coming from a reliable source?
  • Can the content be verified by a second source?

 

It is best to verify information through provincial or territorial public health resources, such as the BCCDC and Fraser Health. Health Canada and the World Health Organization (WHO) are also trusted sources for verified information, and the WHO has an entire page dedicated to mythbusting COVID-19 misinformation.

Be aware and wary of misinformation about COVID-19. For more information on Canada's response to COVID-19, visit canada.ca/covid-19

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