Well, my solution is pretty simple.
Confirm the source of the information.
Yeah, we all have those annoying moments.
Sometimes, you don’t go to gossip, but gossip will come to you.
And this is particularly troubling in workplaces.
How to deal with that? If you simply refuse to talk to others, it will seem like that you have a low emotional intelligence , which may also make your future work difficult.
Perhaps the best reply under this circumstance is to ask “How did you know about this?“
With this simple question, you can find out whether the thing you are talking about is real information or not.
At the same time, this also allows the other person to know that you are only interested in useful facts, rather than gossip.