Rumors and Disinformation

Information Sources

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
FAQs, Situation Reports, Public Advice, and many more resources
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
WHO: COVID-19 GLOBAL RESEARCH
WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease and compiling it in a database
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/global-research-on-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
HEALTH CANADA
Current situation in Canada, Prevention Advice, Travel Advice, and more
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL
Tracks cases in the US, provides regular information and statistics
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Publicly available current data on pandemic spread available for download in multiple formats
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/download-todays-data-geographic-distribution-covid-19-cases-worldwide
FEMA: RUMOR CONTROL
Helps distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.fema.gov/Coronavirus-Rumor-Control
CANADIAN ANTI-FRAUD CENTRE
Canadian Government website warning of fraud and scams related to COVID-19.
https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/features-vedette/2020/covid-19-eng.htm
THE LANCET: COVID-19
A free-to-access Coronavirus resource center to support researchers worldwide.
https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS)
Coronavirus research, commentary, and news articles.
https://www.sciencemag.org/tags/coronavirus
INFORMATION IS BEAUTIFUL
Updated global data, charts and graphs on current situation
https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/covid-19-coronavirus-infographic-datapack/
MEDIUM: TOWARDS DATA SCIENCE
Excellent collection of informative articles about the virus and the outbreak
https://towardsdatascience.com/tagged/covid19
INTERPOL: FINANCIAL FRAUD LINKED TO COVID-19
Criminals taking advantage of Coronavirus anxiety to defraud victims online
https://www.interpol.int/News-and-Events/News/2020/INTERPOL-warns-of-financial-fraud-linked-to-COVID-19
INTERPOL: FAKE MEDICINES
Fake medicines can be counterfeit, contaminated or mislabelled. The current pandemic sees a rise in such medicines on the market
https://www.interpol.int/Crimes/Illicit-goods/Shop-safely/Fake-medicines
INTERPOL: FAKE MEDICAL PRODUCTS
Global operation sees a rise in fake medical products related to COVID-19
https://www.interpol.int/News-and-Events/News/2020/Global-operation-sees-a-rise-in-fake-medical-products-related-to-COVID-19
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: HOW TO AVOID COVID-19 FAKE NEWS
"Finding reliable information in the digital age is already challenging enough, even more so during a global pandemic when fake news, misinformation and hyperbole are rife."
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/how-to-avoid-covid-19-fake-news-coronavirus/
SNOPES FACT CHECKING SITE
Fact checking website with a lot of verified information about COVID-19.
https://www.snopes.com/?s=coronavirus
POLITIFACT FACT CHECKING SITE
Coronavirus fact checking page. Mostly US focused
https://www.politifact.com/coronavirus/
GOOGLE COVID-19 PAGE
World data on pandemic, official resources, etc.
https://www.google.com/covid19/
EU VS DISINFO
European Union Coronavirus fact checking database
https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=corona
CORONAVIRUSFACTS / DATOSCORONAVIRUS ALLIANCE DATABASE
Global database of COVID-19 disinformation and misinformation.
https://www.poynter.org/ifcn-covid-19-misinformation/
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