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The key is, when you run across a new claim about a topic like coronavirus on social media, don’t try to evaluate it on its own terms. It’s both faster and more effective to evaluate it by cross-referencing — that is, looking elsewhere on the web for confirmation or debunkings.
Stop. Investigate the source. Find better coverage. Trace claims, quotes, and media to the original context.