“While staying at home and safe, you can also protect yourself from misinformation online. Use these simple tips to get reliable COVID-19 updates and news today,” said a post published by the official Twitter handle is shared by Google India.
These tips are
- Check all images by doing a quick search. Check if an image is fake or real (and its context) by right-clicking it and selecting “Search Google for Image”.
- Check questionable headlines. If you come across an unreliable headline, search for it in Google Fact Check Explorer
- Check for additional reporting. Search news.google.com for a topic to see if other news outlets have covered the same event (PS: Get “Full Coverage” when the option is available.)
While staying home and safe, you should also be protected from misinformation online – use these simple tips to get reliable … https://t.co/GsenY69sxe
– Google India (@GoogleIndia) 1620275400000
The tweet also includes a link to Google’s official blog that explains how to spot misinformation online. The blog, which was published in March this year, says Google has been higher in India for “Is it true that …” than for “How to Make Coffee” for the past 12 months, and that says something about the Dalgona -The madness of last year. A report is also cited by the Google News Initiative It found that fact-checking corrections can reduce the impact of misinformation on beliefs about the COVID-19 vaccine.