ZDNet: NewsGuard Technologies launches Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center

ZDNet: NewsGuard Technologies launches Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center. “New York City-based NewsGuard Technologies, which hosts a subscription service that rates the credibility of online content sources using a multi-point check system, has launched a Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center for the purposes of disseminating information about websites that are willfully spreading false information about the COVID-19 disease and the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself.”

WCCO: U Of M Launches Novel Coronavirus Resource Center

WCCO: U Of M Launches Novel Coronavirus Resource Center. “The University of Minnesota announced Thursday it will offer a new online resource center to educate the public about the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19. The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy launched the CIDRP Novel Coronavirus Resource Center to highlight the latest news developments, relevant scientific literature and guidance from leading agencies.”

The Verge: Coronavirus email hoax led to violent protests in Ukraine

The Verge: Coronavirus email hoax led to violent protests in Ukraine. “The email originated from outside Ukraine, according to a government statement, and it falsely claimed there were five cases of coronavirus in the country. In reality, there have been zero reported cases of the virus in Ukraine. But the email was sent the same day evacuees from China landed in the country, and some Ukranian residents protested the evacuees’ arrival by blocking roads that led to medical facilities and, in some cases, by smashing the windows of the buses carrying those evacuees.”

Internet Archive: Archiving Information on the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Internet Archive: Archiving Information on the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). “The Internet Archive’s Archive-It service is collaborating with the Internet Preservation Consortium’s (IIPC) Content Development Group (CDG) to archive web-published resources related to the ongoing Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The IIPC Content Development Group consists of curators and professionals from dozens of libraries and archives from around the world that are preserving and providing access to the archived web.”

The Scientist: Journals Open Access to Coronavirus Resources

The Scientist: Journals Open Access to Coronavirus Resources. “On January 31 this year, a day after the novel coronavirus was designated a public health emergency of global concern, 94 academic journals, societies, institutes, and companies signed a commitment to making research and data on the disease freely available, at least for the duration of the outbreak.”

Poynter: These are false cures and fake preventative measures against coronavirus. Help fact-checkers spread the word

Poynter: These are false cures and fake preventative measures against coronavirus. Help fact-checkers spread the word. “Over the past three weeks, the #CoronaVirusFacts / #DatosCoronaVirus alliance, which brings together more than 90 fact-checkers from 39 countries under the coordination of the International Fact-Checking Network, has published a total of 398 checks about the lethal virus. In this list, there are dozens of fact-checks about false ways to prevent and/or cure the coronavirus 2019.”

Ubergizmo: New Coronavirus Tracking App Lets You Know If You’ve Come Into Contact With Known Carriers

Ubergizmo: New Coronavirus Tracking App Lets You Know If You’ve Come Into Contact With Known Carriers. “With this new app, it allows users in China to check and see if they might have come into contact with people who are either known carriers of the virus, or who might be suspected of having it. According to the Chinese government, they have defined ‘close contact’ as people who work together, share a classroom, or live in the same house.”