Rumour tracking

Rumours spread rapidly and can have serious consequences. It is important to find out what people are saying and address rumours quickly.

These tools and resources will help you track rumours and manage them constructively.

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30 March 2020

Managing misinformation in a humanitarian context, part three.

Resource type:

Tool

Organisation:

Internews

Rumours can cause anxiety, mistrust and misinformed decision making. To deliver appropriate and sustainable solutions we need to listen and respond to affected populations. Internews has developed a new three-part rumour tracking methodology to help us do just that. This resource is the How To Guide. See part one and two for the context and case study.

  • Guide
  • Rumours

30 March 2020

Managing misinformation in a humanitarian context, part one and two.

Resource type:

Tool

Organisation:

Internews

Rumours can cause anxiety, mistrust and misinformed decision making. To deliver appropriate and sustainable solutions we need to listen and respond to affected populations. Internews has developed a new three-part rumour tracking methodology to help us do just that. In this resource the context and case study is covered. See part three for the How To Guide.

  • Case study
  • Rumours
  • Tools

2 July 2019

'Rumour has it' handbook

Resource type:

Publication

Organisation:

CDA Collaborative

A practice guide from the CDAC (Communicating with Disaster Communities) Network, documenting the most effective approaches, practices and tools when working with rumours in the community.

  • Rumours

27 June 2019

Rohingya response rumour tracking

Resource type:

Publication

Organisation:

Internews

A ‘Flying News’ Rumour Bulletin from Internews, which addresses information gaps between humanitarian agencies and refugees Bangladesh. Additional resources are available on the Internews website: https://internews.org/.

  • Communication
  • Information
  • Migration

16 June 2019

Skills sessions: rumour-tracking

Resource type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

These Red Cross Red Crescent Societies skills sessions include training materials on rumour tracking in Community Engagement and Accountability

  • Communication
  • Skills
  • Tools