Example of a Rumor Categorization Tool
This tool was adapted from the CDAC Network’s Rumor has it: A practice guide to working with rumours, 2017. The tool consists of a table of guiding questions to help you assess the potential consequences of a rumors, as well as illustrative rumors and examples of what the consequences of those rumors might be.
Work through these questions to help you think about the possible impact of a rumor. Once you have assessed the potential consequences you can categorize the rumor: label the rumor as having minor, moderate or major consequences depending on their potential to do harm.
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March 29, 2020