The Facebook safety check was activated yesterday following Manchester explosion which took the lives of 19 people and injured more than 50 people.
What is Facebook Safety Check?
Facebook Safety check is a tool that sends an alert message to Facebook users around an area of impending danger. This allows users to forward these alerts to friends and families that are alive.
This tool has been used for natural disasters and terrorist attacks but has since then raised concerns since it wasn’t accessible in other parts of the world. Ever since the Social media giant does not manually activate it but has upgraded the tool to rely on users activity to trigger alerts such as earthquakes, shooting, and explosion.
Follow up on the explosion
The explosion occurred before 10:35 pm local time during an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. For now, this incident is currently being treated as a terrorist until the police know otherwise -according to a Manchester police.
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