Facebook issues apology following Lahore safety check faliure

Facebook issues apology following Lahore safety check faliure

Facebook issues apology following Lahore safety check faliure

Written by Staff Writer

29 Mar, 2016 | 6:35 am

Facebook has apologized after its Safety Check system wrongly asked people if they were caught in a bomb attack in Pakistan.

The suicide attack on Sunday(27) in a Lahore park killed more than 70 people, including children.

Facebook’s Safety Check system activates after a tragedy to help people let others know they are safe.

The social network blamed a “bug” for the warnings sent to people thousands of miles away from Pakistan.

The Safety Check system is supposed to be a quick way for members of the social network to let friends and family know they are safe if they are caught up in or are close to a natural disaster or attack.

On this occasion, many were made anxious when they received a message because it simply asked “Are you affected by the explosion?” without giving information about how close that person was to any potential threat.

People in the US, India, UK, Hawaii and many other places wrongly received warnings. Many shared images of the messages on social networks.

Source: BBC

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