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RUMOR. A general public report of certain things, without any certainty as to their truth.
     2. In general, rumor cannot be received in evidence, but when the question is whether such rumor existed, and not its truth or falsehood, then evidence of it may be given.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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While "Bully" fans may want to believe this rumor to be true, it is still important to take it with a grain of salt.
Blossom Entertainment, which represents both Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-gum, announced it would find the source of the rumor and take legal action against the person.
Palace: Duterte laughing off hospitalization rumors !-- -- Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) - May 21, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines President Duterte merely laughed off rumors he was confined in hospital, Malacaaang said yesterday, as it said the 74-year-old leader does not take speculations about his health seriously.
With the development of dynamic theories, rumor spreading based on dynamics has attracted more and more attention.
In this paper we investigate the problem of rumor identification in microblog systems.
In other words, according to Buckner's theory, there is a close group of individuals who have high involvement participation in a rumor. Consequently, the individuals participating in rumor activity would generate a good deal of interaction and recirculation, and rumors will recirculate, thus creating a higher level of multiple interactions, rather than a single chain reaction of rumor transmission.
Social network rumor is a type of network public opinion.
This essay established the rumor propagation model (SIWR rumor propagation model) with various transmission routes and obtained the basic reproductive number [R.sub.0SIWR].
These sessions also included the reality of rumors from religious, social, economic, technical and legal perspectives, how the government and private institutions deal with the rumors, the role of media, as well as means of verification of the rumors and how to activate the electronic media to serve the institutions .
Going by the rumored spec sheet, the phone is likely to be a mid-range phone.
Stop and ask yourself why the source favored you with this rumor in the first place.