By Laura Kemp • 07 April 2020 • 12:55
Similarly, the Estepona Town Hall had to post on their social media that this news is fake and should not be shared. Furthermore, it requested that the information about this being fake news be translated to neighbours and friends who may think otherwise. They reiterate the importance of seeking out legitimate sources of information during the health crisis.
Last Monday there was also another harmful piece of fake news going around which stated that employees of a specific supermarket were infected by the coronavirus; a totally false claim.
The National Police has pleaded to citizens to not share information which has not come from a verified and legitimate source in order to avoid unnecessary panic amongst resident.
In order to help with this recurring problem, the police have created a five-point checklist to determine fake news:
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