Internews’ Rooted In Trust (RiT) Project tracks COVID-19-related rumors circulating among social media users and vulnerable communities in Sudan, as well as other countries around the globe. The rumors are used to inform risk communication efforts by humanitarians and public health actors, and to support local media in disseminating more accurate and actionable information that responds to community questions and concerns.
This latest bulletin edition from Sudan is based on an analysis of 277 posts collected in Arabic between 19 November and 1 December 2020, on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram. It aims to give a brief insight into common, high-risk rumors and their potential impact on pandemic response efforts. Rumor examples included are indicative of the main trends spotted within the listening period.