A son fooled his father two times saying that a tiger came near to him. The father got annoyed and when really the tiger came also the father not believed his son and the tiger killed the son. So if people know that you are spreading rumours even though you tell truth they may not believe you. So don't be a part of spreading rumours.
Generally, within any college campus, rumours are spread about affairs between two students of opposite gender by the failed aspirants of the attention of the girl student. Communal tensions leading even to violence are also escalated by circulating rumours by the anti-social elements.
I personally hate people who cause to spread rumours of any kind. Generally, presence of such persons can be easily identified in any social group and accordingly due precautions can be taken to maintain a distance with such unscrupulous persons.
Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Honesty is the best policy.
In what's app, I get many forwards like online election going for a particular place of faith, voting for a particular regilion, I don't just forward or respond to it. It's very easy to be dragged into a conversation and start spreading rumours about a person, colleague, boss or a firm. But, when we are the subject of it, we realise the adverse impact about rumours.
There have been actors who have to give a live interview to say that they are very much alive because rumours of their untimely death would have started in social media. The most dangerous ones that we should not get involved is rumors that can instigate communal violence and tarnish the image and character of an individual.
Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.
I feel that as a good citizen we must not spread any rumour rather try to stop them wherever possible.
In fact, rumours are created by immature minds. These are childish activities and a mature and wise person will never go for it.
Knowledge is power.