Facebook Catches Criticism for Rolling Out Safety Check for Paris but Not Beirut

'People have rightfully asked why,' Zuckerberg says

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Facebook sparked consternation over the weekend when it activated features to support Paris but not Beirut, Lebanon, following two devastating terrorist attacks on those cities. 

The social-media network offered a filter that let people overlay an image of the French flag on their profile pictures, in a show of solidarity following the deadly Paris attacks that jarred the European country Friday. More importantly, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based tech giant also implemented a Safety Check service that allowed users in Paris to show their friends and family they were OK. 



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