Akeed records 28 rumors in July

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AMMAN — At least 20 of the 28 rumors which circulated through some local and social media outlets in July came from social networking sites, the Jordanian Media Credibility Monitor, “Akeed”, said.اضافة اعلان

The Jordan News Agency, Petra, said the observatory’s report released Sunday pointed out that there were fewer rumors in July than in June, when there were 39, compared to July’s 28.

The report said security-related rumors topped the list, with 10 out of 28, making up 36 percent of the total. It was followed by economic rumors, with 7, or 25 percent, and public affairs rumors with 6, or 21 percent. Health rumors ranked fourth, with three rumors, or 11 percent, while rumors related to politics ranked fifth with 2, or 7 percent. No social rumors were reported, the report said.

Twenty-six rumors, or 93 percent of the total, originated from local sources, such as social media or news websites, according to the report, while only two, or 7 percent, originated from foreign sources.

Twenty rumors, or 71 percent of the total, originated from local social media, while eight, or 29 percent, originated from traditional media.

The observatory asserted that the fundamental rule when handling any content created by users of social networking sites is to halt republication, unless the story is verified by credible sources.

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