Rumor 1 (see Figure 1 and Figure 2): After the accident, netizens expressed and prayed, hoping that the fewer casualties the better. However, some people deliberately rumored about the number of casualties. In the early morning of November 11, the report was clear that the accident caused 3 deaths and 2 injuries.
Rumor 2 (see Figure 3, figure 4): at about 8:00 p.m. on the 10th, when the rescue work was in a tense state, a wechat screenshot of the scene of the accident rescue was circulated on the Internet, with rumors such as watch is Richard Miller, police chief of a prefecture level city, with 4 million watches, it is estimated that he was busy and didnt remember to take them off. The local police immediately started their work and summoned Gu Mou (male, 32, Wuxi), Li Mou (male, 39, Xinghua) and others to the public security organs. After examination, Gu and Li explained that they had seen a picture of the rescue scene in the Wechat group. In order to attract attention, they fabricated the rumors and published them in different Wechat groups. On the morning of November 11, Wuxi Public Security Bureau Xinwu Branch issued a Police Bulletin to inform the case. At present, the case is being further dealt with.
Rumor 3 (see Fig. 5 and Fig. 6): The news of four cars weighing more than 400 tons crushing the viaduct on the Internet has aroused public concern. At 9:00 on the 11th, Jiangsu online police dispelled rumors on the official microblog that the four cars weighing more than 400 tons was the conclusion of an investigation into the traffic accident of Harbins 8.24 viaduct in 2012, which had nothing to do with the Wuxi accident.
Rumor 4 (see Fig. 7, Fig. 8, Fig. 9): Some media published the title Sudden! Wuxi viaduct collapsed, the design unit is listed company Sujiao Branch related reports. Soviet Jiaotong Branch issued a Clarification Announcement on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on the morning of November 11, saying that after verification, the design of the reported accident bridge had nothing to do with the company. The company will continue to pay attention to and follow up the above-mentioned media reports, reserve the right to take further legal measures and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the company according to the development of the situation. Subsequently, the Intermediate Design Group issued a Clarification Announcement on the Shanghai Stock Exchange that the bridge deck rollover accident occurred at K135 National Highway 312 in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, and on Xigang Road on October 10. After self-examination by the company, the design, construction and supervision of the bridge have nothing to do with the Intermediate Design Group Co., Ltd.
(China Internet Joint Anti-rumour Platform)
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Wuxi Viaduct Collapse: The Municipal Government Weibo did not mention the hotline and said it did not know the details.
At 18 oclock on October 10, a bridge deck rollover accident occurred on a viaduct of 312 National Highway in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province. There are five vehicles on the bridge deck during rollover, including three cars and two trucks. Up to now, the accident has resulted in three deaths and two injuries.
After the accident, Wuxi Municipal Government News Office microblogged two unrelated messages which were denounced by the people. Is it outsourcing? Reporters on-site connection to the government on duty hotline, the other side said that they did not know the details, while the propaganda department responsible for the telephone continued unanswered.
CCTV Comments on Wuxi Accident: Facing the Public Opinion, Let the People Know the Heaven Cant Collapse
The rollover of Wuxi viaduct took the lives of three innocent people. The public is waiting for answers to a series of questions. All parties expect that the official announcement is a pity on the whole.
Admittedly, only after full investigation can accurate announcements be made to ensure the authority of official information, but the accident is so serious that information should be released more quickly. Even if comprehensive investigation information can not be obtained for a while, the progress of rescue should be kept up in time, so as to maximize the disclosure of facts, try to clarify the truth and alleviate social emotions.
Faced with the psychology of public opinion trying to cover up, it is not feasible to regard hiding hot spots as a routine to deal with public opinion. We should face the media and the public with a more confident and open attitude. In this era, blocking information will only produce secondary disasters of public opinion. The absence of authoritative information can easily breed rumors.