Will Qatar impose new taxes?
Many people in Qatar received a message saying: “Qarar announces new tax imposed on all citizens.”
This news went viral on social media.
The news said: “The Qatari government has announced the issuance of a circular to impose a new tax in the country.”
The included the following website http://aleqtisadia.com/ (the last letter not very clear).
While a website based in KSA is: www.aleqt.com
There is no clear information about who sent this message.
Later officials in Qatar said this is a fake report.
The message mainly spread across Whatsapp, therefore here are some tips that will help you to spot the fake news.
- Understand when a message is forwarded
WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that lets you see which message has been forwarded.
- Question information that upsets you
Think twice before sharing it again.
- Check information that seems unbelievable
Some news are hard to believe!
- Look out for messages that look different
Fake news have spelling mistakes.
- Check photos in messages carefully
Sometimes the used photos may not be related to the news. Check it online!
- And check links too
Some websites links may have spelling mistakes or weird characters. Be careful!
- Use other sources
Try to search for similar news. Maybe you will discover that no famous website published the news!
- Be thoughtful about what you share
- You can control what you see
if a weird number texted you, then think twice
Have you received similar news?