To identify and fight against fake news the following should be considered:
  • That the provided information is always received from the same official source, such as governments, research and science institutions, or health-focused organizations.
  • That the health-related information be preferably in video format, as this type of messages are more credible in comparison to other means, such as voice or text messages. Video messages allow easier identification of the source.
  • Informative chain messages in messaging services (e.g., WhatsApp) should link to official accurate accounts, i.e., avoid attaching the information directly (text, voice message, video, etc.) as this way the source is unavailable.