The education sector came in the lead with 25.8%, followed by the economy sector by 22.6%, then health by 12.2%, catering by 10%, agriculture by 5.4%, electricity and fuel by 5%, and social solidarity by 4 7%, then housing, tourism and antiquities by 4.3%, and administrative reform by 3.6%, while other sectors accounted for 2.1% of the total rumors.
Today, the Cabinet’s Media Center published a report that included infographics that shed light on the harvest of confronting rumors and clarifying the facts.
The report stated that the years were arranged according to the rate of spread of rumors during the period from 2014 to 2021, explaining that 2021 came in the lead with a rate of 23.5%, compared to 22.9% in 2020, 20.1% in 2019 and 12.9% in 2018. 9.3% in 2017, 6.5% in 2016, 3.1% in 2015, and 1.7% in 2014, knowing that this is a relative distribution of the total mentioned period.
The report indicated the arrangement of the months according to the rate of spread of rumors over the year 2021, where January came in first place with 12.5%, followed by March with 10.8%, then February and June with 10%, December 8.6%, November 8.2%, and August 7.5%, April 7.2%, October 6.8%, May 6.5%, September 6.2%, July 5.7%.
The sectors most targeted for rumors according to months
The report showed the sector most targeted by rumors according to the months, as the economy sector topped the month of January with 22.9%, February with 35.7%, August with 38.1%, and September with 41.2%, while the education sector took the lead by 26.7% in March and 25% in June, And 42.1% in October, and 54.2% in December.
This comes while the health sector topped the sectors most targeted by rumors in May with 27.8%, and November with 17.4%, while the catering sector took the lead by 25% in April and July.
Ranking of sectors according to the percentage of them targeted by Corona rumors
In terms of arranging sectors according to the percentage targeted by Corona rumors since the start of the crisis in Egypt in March 2020 until December 2021, the report revealed a decrease in the percentage of rumors related to Corona by 33.5 percentage points out of the total number of rumors, as it recorded 18.3% in 2021, compared to 51.8% year 2020.
The report showed that Corona rumors related to the health sector came first with 49.3%, then the education sector with 21%, the economy with 13.6%, catering with 5.9%, tourism and antiquities with 3.3%, and social solidarity and administrative reform with 1.8%, Agriculture by 1.5%, electricity, fuel and transportation by 0.7%, and endowments by 0.4%.
The report reviewed the rate of spread of Corona rumors according to the months, since the start of the crisis in Egypt during the period from March 2020 until December 2021, pointing out that the successful management of the crisis contributed to a significant decrease in the rates of Corona rumors since its inception, as it recorded 17.7% in March 2020, and 18 1% in April, 14.8% in May, 9.4% in June, and 4.3% in July.