Facebook Activates Safety Check Feature After Nigeria Bombing
Facebook continued its new policy of activating Safety Check during and after violence. The feature was previously only used after natural disasters.By Evan Thomas | November 18, 2015
Facebook activated its Safety Check feature for the second time in less than a week after at least 32 people died in a bombing in Yola, in northeastern Nigeria.
The response to the tragedy is a new policy at Facebook, which until Friday's attacks in Paris only used Safety Check during natural disasters. (Video via Al Jazeera)
Safety Check sends Facebook users alerts if they're in an area affected by a disaster and lets them flag themselves or their contacts as "safe," so their network of friends knows they're in the clear. (Video via Facebook)