Choose 2-3 Trustworthy News Sources to Follow
"Stick to three main social media sites or newsgroups to get your information on social media," said Dr. Ortega, adding that these should be "sources you trust, not necessarily like." Dr. Carbonell recommended following the Centers for Disease Control as well as a solid local source, such as your state or local health agency.
On the flip side, you want to avoid information from people who aren't attached to a verified source like the CDC or World Health Organization. "If a certain person's or groups' post cause anxiety, stay away from that person or group," Dr. Ortega said. "We choose how we consume social media. Use your power of choice."