The Conversation: In disasters, people are abandoning official info for social media. Here’s how to know what to trust

The Conversation: In disasters, people are abandoning official info for social media. Here’s how to know what to trust. “… the rise of social media has seen community groups, volunteers and non-government organisations nudging out official channels. While these informal sources often provide faster, more local information, they may also be less reliable than government sources. So what should you do in an emergency? Here are some tips for how to prepare – and how to decide who to trust when the need arises.”

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