LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A mobile navigation app is firing back Friday, a day after claims surfaced that users were falsely reporting congestion.

The Waze app connects drivers to one another, alerting other motorist of real-time police activity, accidents and heavy traffic.

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“I feel that it really provides traffic in real-time because you have other people on the road instantly telling you what’s going on,” Kiki Bassoul said.

But not everyone may feel similarly.

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On Thursday, the entertainment website TMZ.com reported that homeowners upset with the app’s re-routes banded together to report traffic on their streets and keep drivers away.

“Anything that makes our commute easier is a good thing but if you happen to be on one of those shortcut streets that Waze has just put you onto, the residents have a way of fighting back,” said Kenny Morse of Mr.Traffic.com.

But Julia Mossler, a spokeswoman for the app, said in a statement: “Fake, coordinated traffic reports can’t come to fruition because they’ll be negated by the next 50 people that drive down the street passively using Waze.”

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The app further says a sophisticated system of checks and balances is in place to ensure that false reporting doesn’t occur.