Facebook Activates Safety Check for Brussels Bombings

Facebook activated its Safety Check feature in response to Tuesday’s terrorist bombings in Brussels.

Facebook activated its Safety Check feature in response to Tuesday’s terrorist bombings in Brussels.

At the time of this post, at least 34 people were reported dead and nearly 200 others wounded as a result of two explosions at Brussels Airport and a third at a major subway station in the city, with at least one of those explosions triggered by a suicide bomber, according to The New York Times.

Facebook introduced Safety Check in October 2014 as a way for users to check on friends and loved ones or alert them that they are safe, during natural disasters and other crisis situations.

The feature has been activated by Facebook for situations including the April 2015 earthquakes in Nepal, the Nov.



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