How to train your brain to identify trustworthy information online

Staying informed during the global pandemic has been critical as new guidelines and protocols have evolved. Communications about physical distancing, proper hygiene and updates about the virus and the potential for a vaccine have made up a significant portion of our news over the past four months. While it has been more important than ever to stay informed, finding trustworthy and reliable information, especially in the midst of a global crisis has been challenging.

Misinformation also commonly referred to as “fake news” has been problematic long before the pandemic hit. There are numerous stories that circulate based on promising new studies that publicize the benefits of a new cure, vaccine, or treatment. Despite how promising some of these stories may seem, they are often based on poorly conducted studies and have little scientific evidence to back them up.

So, how do you know if the content you are consuming is credible? Read through our resources below to learn how to train your critical thinking skills to identify trustworthy information.

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