Facebook will soon deploy community-activated Safety Check based on local post patterns

Last November, when the Paris attacks took place, Facebook was quick to enable its Safety Check feature which allows users to alert their friends they were safe. The company received backlash for failing to do so for other countries experiencing their own terrorist attacks, some citing that Facebook ignored calls for the feature even when asked. At the time, Facebook said it was difficult for it to track everything going on in the world, so today it is launching the ability for a community-activated Safety Check so the feature can be enabled based on local trends. The feature will be…

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