The global pandemic has fueled a rise in misinformation circulating on social media.
Since the early days of COVID-19, Facebook and other platforms have been full of memes and posts challenging testing results and even alluding that the whole virus story is a conspiracy.
Peter Adams is with the News Literacy Project. They’ve created tools for students to evaluate news stories.
He says the rapidly evolving nature of the pandemic, where new data is being released constantly, has created an atmosphere where misinformation can easily spread.