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Jealousy, Rumors, and Suspicion: How Facebook Disaster Groups Turn On Themselves

The Paradise Fire Adopt a Family Facebook group had almost 30,000 members helping and seeking help. Then it imploded.

Colleen Hagerty
OneZero
Published in
21 min readMar 31, 2020

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ByBy the time Victoria Sinclaire pulled out of her driveway on the morning of November 8, 2018, the house next to hers was on fire.

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Colleen Hagerty
OneZero
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Colleen Hagerty is a freelance multimedia journalist specializing in disaster reporting. More at www.colleenhagerty.com.