How We Use Social Media During Disasters

Disasters, like terrorist attacks, ignite fear, chaos and confusion. So how has technology changed the way we deal with disasters?



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Paris Attacks Give Rise to Fakes and Misinformation (nytimes.com)
"On Friday, as terror attacks unfolded across Paris, rumors were spreading on the Internet even as people remained trapped inside the buildings that were under siege."

Reddit apologises for online Boston 'witch hunt' (bbc.com)
"Social news site Reddit has issued a public apology for its coverage of the Boston bombings."

After Paris Attacks, Parisians Use Hashtag to Offer Shelter (wired.com)
"As the internet and social outlets attempt to make sense of the tragedy, one very important hashtag has surfaced: #porteouverte."