Hot­line aims to halt ru­mour mill

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - nawal@7days.ae

Ru­mours cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia about the qual­ity of prod­ucts are dam­ag­ing com­pany brands, of­fi­cials have said, as they rolled out a new What­sApp hot­line to dis­pel myths. Dubai Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of­fi­cials have in re­cent months sought to quash base­less com­ments about goods. Th­ese in­clude claims there are car­cino­gens in Vimto, worms in green tea and al­co­hol in nonal­co­holic beer. Toxic sham­poo and per­fumes are among the other claims of­fi­cials have felt they need to counter. Users are be­ing urged to mes­sage 050 107 7799 if they hear of ru­mours. Within eight

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