Be Media Smart
Information is everywhere and sometimes it can be difficult to judge how accurate or reliable information is.Always try to STOP, THINK, CHECK that what you are seeing, reading or hearing is accurate and reliable. STOP THINK CHECK
It could be something you see shared on social, a messaging service, or an email thread; if it seems suspect, there are loads of free fact-checking services available.
Irish fact-checking sources include theJournal.ie and Factcheckni.org For a list of other fact-checking sites across the world go to the fact-checking database created by Duke University’s Reporter’s Lab. NUI Galway's Health Research Board - TMRN have also launched https://ihealthfacts.ie/ in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.