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Facebook to use 'Safety Check' more often for terror attacks

  • Facing criticism for activating its “Safety Check” feature in the wake of the Paris terror attack and not for other bombing incidents, Facebook has decided to use the tool more often in conflicts globally. The social networking site activated the tool after terrorists struck in the capital of France, killing 129 people and injuring many. The tool sends users in the affected area a note asking if they are safe. When a user clicks "Yes, let my friends know," the tool then notifies their Facebook friends, CNET.com reported. Source: IANS