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Social media use soars in flood-hit Thailand

Thais struggling to make sense of the kingdom’s deadly flood crisis are turning to social media like never before, spurred by confusing official information about the disaster, experts say. From Facebook photos of overflowing canals to tweets warning of snakes on the loose and YouTube videos of what to pack for an evacuation, the Internet is…

One-fifth of Bangkok flooded

One fifth of Bangkok is now under water as Thailand’s worst floods in half a century spread through the capital, prompting warnings for affected residents to evacuate, an official said Thursday. Many people, however, have ignored the advice, choosing to stay in their inundated homes despite risks including electrocution and…