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 (
"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' (
"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 (
"As the internet and social outlets attempt to make sense of the tragedy, one very important hashtag has surfaced: #porteouverte."