News articles, social media posts and official government statements all have the potential to provide crucial information for response teams seeking greater insights into affected communities.
There's simply too much data being published online for response teams to process effectively.
Furthermore, even if responders can sort out the relevant insights from the noise, it’s difficult to tell whether the information is trustworthy.
Sempo's volunteers engage in three life-saving activities:
Identifying issues of potential significance to response teams
Finding information relevant to an issue
Assessing the trustworthiness and importance of this information