Citizens to the rescue: A disaster response mobile app

Published May 24, 2018

An article on Digital Journal about a free all-hazard disaster alerting network telephone app to help ordinary citizens be able to mobilize and assemble voluntary emergency response teams in the event of a disaster notes that a UB study by Jun Zhuang found that tweets during the Boston Marathon bombings, Louisiana floods and Hurricane Harvey spread misinformation and caused delays and false reports for emergency rescues.

Read the story here.

The article appeared in news outlets around the country, including Consumer Electronics, WVUE-TV in New Orleans, KOTV-TV in Tulsa and WMC-TV in Memphis.