A survey : 86,4 of Jordanians support stricter penalties for rumors promoters

[4/5/2020 11:13:16 AM]

AMMONNEWS - A survey conducted by the Center for Refugees, Displaced Persons, and Forced Migration at Yarmouk University on "The impact of rumors on Jordanian society in light of the Covid-19 crisis" showed that 86.4 percent of Jordanians surveyed back tougher penalties against rumor promoters.

In a statement on Sunday, the Center's Director, Dr. Anas Sobh, said the study showed that 31.4 percent of the study sample, which covered all the Kingdom's governorates, exchange information through social networking sites without verifying extent of their authenticity or their real source.

55.9 percent of individuals inside Jordan are taking rumors "seriously," before being confirmed by the relevant official authorities, which negatively affect their morale, Sobh pointed out.

With regard to the global epidemic, "Covid-19", the study revealed that 33.9% of individuals depend on information related to this pandemic from media outlets and social media platforms, while 72.1% take information "seriously" when issued or approved by the relevant authorities, whereas 40% of the sample sees rumors affect their behavior, and their marketing style.

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