Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are full of misinformation about the coronavirus and COVID-19. The U.S. State Department's Global Engagement Center's head has stated that the "entire ecosystem of Russian disinformation" is pushing fake news related to the virus. Imposter accounts, photoshopped images and videos, and bad advice are all being employed.
Before you share information you find online, do some basic fact checking using the SIFT method:
One example of "fake news" found and analyzed by the National Literacy Project:
NO: A man in his early 20s did not escape from a mandatory COVID-19 quarantine on a U.S. military base. NO: The CDC did not run this Facebook ad about this nonexistant "escapee." YES: This ad (note the word "Sponsored") was purchased by an imposter page.