Hurricane Dorian
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With Hurricane Dorian heading towards the American east coast, rumours and hoaxes have been swirling on social media.

To help combat misinformation, founder of Brazilian fact-checking agency Agência Lupa Cristina Tardáguila, shared her five tips to fact-check dubious claims during natural disasters in this article for Poynter.

"During hurricane seasons, local journalism can be helpful in sorting facts from fiction. Build a quick list of major local media outlets on the hurricane path and consult it as often as you need," she wrote.

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