Akeed records 24 rumors in November

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AMMAN — The Jordanian Media Credibility Monitor “Akeed” recorded 24 rumors that circulated through local media and social media platforms during November, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The observatory’s monthly report released on Wednesday said November witnessed a decrease in rumors from the 36 rumors it recorded in October.

Security rumors topped the list of the types of rumors with eight, or 33 percent of the total number during the same month. It was followed by six economic rumors, or 25 percent, health and public affairs rumors with four, or 17 percent, and social and political rumors with one, or 4 percent, the figures showed.

All of the 24 rumors recorded in November originated from local sources, such as social media platforms, or news websites, according to the report.

Eighteen rumors, or 75 percent of the total rumors recorded, originated from local social media, while six, or 25 percent, originated from the traditional media.

The report urged users of social networking sites to refrain from sharing or re-posting any content without a credible source. It noted that relying on the users of these sites as a source of news without considering the content’s veracity leads to the publication of a great deal of incorrect and inaccurate news, as well as the propagation of rumors and misinformation.

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