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Media watchdog criticises official media outlets' coverage of protests

By JT - Jun 05,2018 - Last updated at Jun 05,2018

AMMAN — Akeed, an online portal dedicated to monitoring the credibility of media, said that official media outlets did not cover the nationwide protests against the income tax draft law and raising the fuel prices.

The absence of public media and government officials left citizens more vulnerable for rumours and false news, according to an Akeed statement.

Social media outlets, mainly Facebook and Whatsapp, were very important sources for citizens to keep pace with the developments, especially through Facebook's "live" option, and the rise of several hashtags, including: #The Fourth Circle, and #Manash (We are broke).

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