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Facebook safety Check goes awry

Mon, Mar 28, 2016, 04:02 PM
Facebook Safety Check went awry on Sunday. Over 70 Christians were killed in blasts set off by communal terrorists in Lahore in Pakistan. But the notifications went to people living in Washington and Virginia in the US.

The Notification said:
The Explosion in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan
Facebook Safety Check
Quickly Find and Connect with friends in the area Mark Them
State if you know they are ok
Are you in the affected area
Yes let my friends know

Many of those who have received the safety check posted them in another social medium Twitter. As a result, Facebook had to act. It apologised for the wrong notifications.

Some mobile users were straight away asked in text messages if they had suffered because of the communal exploisions in Lahore.

The safety check was introduced during natural calamities. Then these covered areas witnessing bomb blasts. Lahore witnesses periodic communal killings. But the notifications went to those in the US.
Agency: Ap7am Desk

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