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Citizen app told locals to "hunt" down a man for starting a California fire, offered reward – but had the wrong guy

Tuesday May 18, 2021. 07:28 PM , from BoingBoing
The 'personal safety network' app Citizen ignited a vigilante hunt for a man they identified as the suspect of a California brush fire that tore through Pacific Palisades over the weekend, burning 1,325 acres. The irresponsible app posted a photo of the so-called 'suspect,' started a live broadcast that asked listeners to 'hunt this guy down,' and 'bring this guy to justice,' and even offered $30,000 to anyone who caught the man. — Read the rest
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