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Information hygiene for the Covid-19 infodemic

  • Learn the skills that will make a dramatic difference in your ability to sort fact from fiction on the web (and everything in between).

  • We invite you to scroll down, click on a document in this collection, then annotate the images, words, and videos from Mike Caulfield's Web site, Sifting Through the Pandemic.


  • Small habits and skills can dramatically reduce the misinformation you spread or believe.
  • You can learn these skills in less than an hour, and the skills can take as little as thirty seconds to use.
  • We’re going to teach you these skills. If you want, you can jump to our first skill — the simple hover (on NowComment).
  • Or click here for more information (on NowComment) about Mike Caulfield's fact-checking/source-verification model.

Source: Caulfield, Mike. Sifting Through the Pandemic, 2020, infodemic.blog.

Mike Caulfield is a digital information literacy expert working at Washington State University. He has worked with various organizations on digital literacy initiatives to combat misinformation, including AASCU’s American Democracy Project, the National Writing Project, and CIVIX Canada. He is a winner of the Rita Allen Misinformation Solutions Prize, and the author of the award-winning textbook Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers. His approach to digital critical consumption, often referred to as the “four moves”, is popular among those teaching first-year college students how to evaluate and contextualize information sources. His work has been covered by NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Times (of London).

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