Amman - Under the patronage of H.E. Prime Minister Omar Al Razzaz, Public Security Directorate, and in partnership with Middle East University, inaugurates, on the 23rd of April, the events of "Fatabyyano" Initiative's Conference, with the participation of numerous researchers and experts from local, Arab, and international universities.
The conference discusses three main focal points related to the issue of rumors; their dangers and repercussions for communities, economic and political reverberations of using social media platforms, negative effects on foreign and local investments, community institutions’ role in combating rumors, especially Public Security Directorate and education and higher education institutions, in addition to topics related to the legal aspect of combating the dangers of rumors; their legal implications and means of their criminalization in the Jordanian Law.
The conference aims to shed light on the significance of identifying the risks that threaten the security and stability of our Jordanian community as a result of rumors and attempts of faltering national outlooks and the sensibility of the Jordanian position towards internal and external challenges alike, which social media platforms have been witnessing lately. Moreover, the conference was found upon his Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein’s directions in his opinion editorial Social or antisocial media? and in light of Public Security Directorate’s, represented by PSD Director, Major General Fadel Al Hmoud, adoption of these directions.
The conference will present researchers and academics with an invaluable opportunity to review the latest developments in the issue of rumors and the necessity of ascertaining and ensuring the authenticity of news before sharing it. Furthermore, it will highlight and deepen the understanding of the significance of confirming the authenticity of information, and discuss the subject of authenticating information within the community in general.
The Middle East University was founded in 2005 as a Graduate Studies University with twelve specializations. Towards the beginning of the academic year 2008-2009 the university opened twenty specializations for both Graduate and Undergraduate students with the ongoing growth in staff and students.