What is it about?

This research identifies four specific types of problematic visual media that are common to natural hazard emergencies in Australia. We propose a combination of reactive and proactive strategies that can be employed by emergency services agencies to manage the extent and impact of these problematic visuals.

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Why is it important?

When images are manipulated, fake, or are from an unrelated event or location, they can impact how audiences gauge risks.

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This page is a summary of: Managing problematic visual media in natural hazard emergencies, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, June 2021, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102249.
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