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Synonyms for rumor

idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others

to engage in or spread gossip

Synonyms for rumor

gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth

tell or spread rumors


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Do not believe everything you read, see and hear in social media, and more so, rumors passed on from one mouth to another.
The research showed that more than 40% of WhatsApp users in Israel were exposed to at least one rumor during the Brothers Keeper operation.
Since the spread of rumors in interpersonal networks can be very similar to the diffusion of virus, most of the existing models of rumor spreading borrow ideas from the epidemic models.
The conference, entitled Rumor and Media, included three panel discussions, notably the role of government and private agencies in the Sultanate, the available means to counter the rumor and its impact on the media and the society, as well as the role of social media in spreading the rumor and countering it.
18 -- A new rumor has come through, suggesting that Microsoft might be launching the Lumia 650 on February 1.
For his part, attorney Nawaf Al-Sharqawi believes that in Kuwait there are no specific laws to punish rumor mongers and that the ones in effect actually address those who promote false and groundless news.
But when the rumor mill targets the vulnerable, inhibits operations or is maliciously prejudicial to order and common decency, then supervisors, managers, senior leaders and peers need to confront the innuendo directly.
The Egyptian businessman said that he's stunned by the intensity of the rumor alleging that he's trying to convince Haifa to get back together with him.
Based on the wealth of data that has become available in recent years we may provide answers to additional questions: How much does each kind of rumor affect abnormal returns prior to the event day (due to a "leakage process"), on the event day, and afterwards.
According to another rumor, iodized salt could prevent harm from radiation, which caused panic buying a year ago following the leak at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
It is a self-reinforcing process that seems to amplify rumor beliefs through repetition.
CAIRO: A prophecy suggesting that Pope Shenouda would die last Sunday left members of the Egyptian Orthodox Church and the larger Coptic community worried about the authenticity and the source of the rumor.
In addition, rumor theory is applied to assess the factors predicting the spread of rumors among the three consumer populations.
Rumor psychology; social and organizational approaches.
Persistent rumor has it that some Disney executives were recently in Mountain View scoping out a location for another Disneyland.