Example of a Rumor Categorization Tool

Source
READY Initiative

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 the user assess the potential consequences of a rumors, as well as illustrative rumors and examples of what the consequences of those rumors might be.

Working through these questions can help the user think about the possible impact of a rumor. Once the user has assessed the potential consequences, the rumor can be categorized as having minor, moderate or major consequences, depending on each rumor's potential to do harm.