Verify, don’t amplify: 7 tips on how to debunk coronavirus disinformation

Everything you need to know to debunk coronavirus-related disinformation without amplifying it

1. If you are fact-checking, do not frame your headline as a question❓

Avoid framing a fact-check headline as a question and instead put the debunk in the headline to improve its reach

2. Use the truth-sandwich method 🥪

3. Close content gaps 🔐

4. If it’s not reaching an audience, don’t give it a megaphone 📣

5. Do not quote social media accounts if you cannot verify their identities🎭

6. Do not link to disinformation 🔗

7. Learn basic digital verification skills 👩‍🏫

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