Information has an expiration date!
- What is the date on the website? No? Red Flag.
- Do they cite where they got the information from? If not, Red Flag. If they do…
- Is the cited source the original source? If not, go back to #2. If it is…?
- How old is it? Are there available updates?
Places/things notorious for out of date information:
- Social Media
- “Special interest” sites
- Internet forums
Where to get up-to-date information?
- Straight from the horse’s mouth as applicable (your bank, government office, etc)
- Find good, reputable sources for applicable information.
- Don’t be afraid to ask experts in the field
And a quick update on COVID-19 on Maui (valid 3/14/20): https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/03/14/breaking-news/two-visitors-on-kauai-test-positive-for-coronavirus-county-officials-announce/
Plus Arstechnica’s updated FAQ on it: https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/dont-panic-the-comprehensive-ars-technica-guide-to-the-coronavirus/