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Wednesday, February 3 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tweeting Haiti: Understanding the Issues in Real-Time LIMITED

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As the world tried to understand and help Haiti in the aftermath of its 7.0 earthquake, social media became a tool of mobilization and misinformation. A plane of medical supplies diverted from the Port-au-Prince was allowed to land after the US Air Force was inundated by complaints via twitter. Yet retweets of a hoax that American Airlines had offered to fly doctors down to Haiti for free took days to be discounted. How can we, from NGOs to people concerned, navigate such a fast-moving stream of information?

Wednesday February 3, 2010 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 120, Toronto, ON

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