Facebook switches Safety Check on for Nigeria

Manny Pham
November 18, 2015

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has announced Facebook will reactivate its Safety Check feature after a bombing in the city of Yola, Nigeria. 

The attack on the Nigerian city left 32 people dead and almost a hundred injured. No one has claimed responsibility as of yet.

Zuckerberg made the announcement on his Facebook account, previously Facebook made the feature active after the Paris attacks. With attacks becoming frequent in the media, Zuckerberg added:

“We’re now working quickly to develop criteria for the new policy and determine when and how this service can be most useful.”

Safety Check is a feature that prompts Facebook users  to notify all their friend that they are currently safe. Previously Facebook had been criticised for only making the feature available in Paris but not in other countries affected by conflict and attacks.

Zuckerberg concluded:

“Every member of our community spreads empathy and understanding on a daily basis. We are all connecting the world together. And if we all do our part, then one day there may no longer be attacks like this.”

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