HOW RU­MOURS SPREAD

Khaleej Times - - NATION -

> Fake news is cre­ated and spread ag­gres­sively

> ‘opin­ion polls’ or ‘stud­ies’ are quoted to lend cred­i­bil­ity > Fake or dated pho­tos are spread with the ru­mour

> The ‘news’ is put on so­cial me­dia plat­forms

> In­for­ma­tion is shared on ran­dom pro­files on­line

> un­sus­pect­ing res­i­dents help spread the ru­mours by blindly for­ward­ing the mes­sages without con­firm­ing it

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