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Behaviour & Information Technology

The aim of this special issue is to showcase current research on social media in conflicts and crises. This includes the investigation of the dynamics of participation and interaction enabled by social media, which includes both good sides (participation, volunteerism) but also bad sides (fake news, rumors, suppression, political persecution). We invite papers that provide rich description and/or evaluation of the design and/or actual use of social media for collaboration and/or widespread participation in any phase of a conflict or crisis. Papers may be conceptual, theoretical and/or empirical in nature, with a preference for empirical-based theoretical work.