Facebook safety check feature

Facebook Apologizes for Safety Check Glitch after Lahore Blast

Immediately after yesterday’s terrifying blast at a kids’ park in Lahore, Pakistan, Facebook activated its Safety Check feature to help people in the affected area get in touch with each other. However, a bug in the tool resulted in messages being sent to people living in faraway places as well, including Sydney, New York, Cairo, Brussels, Hong Kong, Ontario and Honolulu.

A large number of these people took the matter to Twitter for showing their bewilderment and exposing how unreliable and inefficient the feature is.

The social media giant fixed the bug soon after, and also issued an apology.

Facebook first activated the feature after terror attacks in Paris back in November, 2015.


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