The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is spreading around the world with an increasing number of people becoming infected. Naturally the demand for information is high and people want to share news about the pandemic and their experiences. Social media have occupied a central role during the ongoing pandemic and the resulting wave of content related to COVID-19 has been referred to as an infodemic.1 However, incorrect information about COVID-19 can be dangerous because it may divert people away from taking appropriate actions that would help protect their health and the health of others and could lead them to take actions that may spread the illness or to engage in other problematic behaviours.2 Te World Health Organization (WHO) has already recognized the importance of COVID- 19-related misinformation and is participating in an awareness campaign aimed at encouraging people to check information with trusted sources…more