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Coronavirus Rumor Mill Rampant With Bogus News

For those who want help finding out what’s true when it comes to the coronavirus, BKC affiliate Mary Minow says public libraries are a great resource. Librarians—reachable in person, via the internet, or by phone—are trained to help people sift through information for reliable sources.

Librarians remain “highly trusted in this era of nobody trusting anyone,” Minow says. “The trick is the more anxious you are, the less likely you are to pause and say, ‘Oh, could this be true?’ especially if it’s something you already believe.”

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