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April 3, 2020

Verifying information in a time of rapid change

A few years ago we wrote about resources for recognizing "fake news" and tips for critically reading information sources. As information about COVID-19 rapidly changes, it's helpful to check in on strategies for spotting misinformation and scams.

Spotting Scams

Wisconsin has created some quick guidelines for avoiding charity scams, including research tips and questions to ask the charity. Learn more and find complaint resources here: Reporting of Potential COVID-19 Charity Scams

Several federal agencies have warnings and tips about coronavirus scams. See:

Fake News

Here are some resources to help you spot fake news and misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic:

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