Storified by The Stream · Wed, Oct 26 2011 21:59:47
After gun battles broke out on Monday between supporters of President Saleh and Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar, netizens on the ground in Sana'a rushed to check each other's safety.
Atiaf Alwazir, otherwise known as blogger WomanFromYemen, tweeted constant updates.
At one point, rumours started spreading about the death of an activist named Ghania Ali al-Aaraj, prompting the hashtag #weareallghaniaali.
Some requested confirmation.
Earlier today, several claimed that Ghania was in fact alive and that she had been assaulted.
This led to a conversation between journalist Tom Finn, noonarabia, and several other users over the importance of confirming such alarming news before retweeting.
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