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Social media in emergencies: An examination of government accountability for risk communication and warning

TitleSocial media in emergencies: An examination of government accountability for risk communication and warning
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBaker-Jones, M
Academic DepartmentFaculty of Law
DegreeDoctor of Philosophy
Number of Pages382
Date Published09/2017
UniversityQueensland University of Technology
CityBrisbane
Thesis TypePhD
Abstract

Emergency management agencies and government authorities increasingly use social media to warn the public of emergencies. The aim of this thesis is to provide clarification where there is uncertainty about liability, and to address concerns as to how the law will be applied. It does this by examining the responsibility of those entities to warn. It considers whether they are likely to be held legally accountable for their acts or omissions when using social media. The thesis also seeks to provide good practice principles for the use of emerging communication technologies.

URLhttps://eprints.qut.edu.au/108031/
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