Environment AirVisual App available again in Vietnam following online attacks By Thanh Thom Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019,19:19 (GMT+7) AirVisual App available again in Vietnam following online attacks By Thanh Thom A screenshot of the AirVisual app on October 9. The air quality monitoring app is available for download again in Vietnam after being suspended in the face of a barrage of criticism from social media users – PHOTO: THANH THOM HCMC – The AirVisual app, whose data indicated that Hanoi has at times topped its list of 90 major global cities suffering from air pollution, has been restored for download on Google Play and Apple’s App Store in Vietnam, following a spell of online attacks. AirVisual said in a statement today, October 9, that amid periods of heightened pollution in recent weeks, the Vietnamese capital city at times appeared and even topped the AirVisual Major City Ranking, which is a live, hourly ranking of 90 major cities. On October 6, a coordinated online attack disparaged AirVisual’s data reporting services and credibility, based on a misunderstanding of how AirVisual collects and reports its data, particularly with regard to what the Major City Ranking represents. “Due in no small part to the huge reaction AirVisual has received from thousands of Vietnamese who have expressed support for our data, our community and our mission to raise awareness of air pollution around the world, the AirVisual App is available again in Vietnam,” said the company. It added, “Not only has this support been instrumental in allowing AirVisual services…
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