MANILA, Philippines – In the wake of a typhoon, there are tons of news articles and tweets about conditions in affected areas. Unfortunately, not all of them turn out to be true.
At a time when information becomes a form of "relief" for those affected by emergencies, it is important to spread accurate and relevant news to aid decision-makers and responders on the ground. (READ: Social media: Critical for disaster managers)
How can you tell if tweets and articles about a disaster are real? The graphics below point out the details you should look out for to know what's real and what's made up.
Read on, and stay safe!
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