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Facebook Activate Safety Check For Nigerians After November 17, 2015 Bomb Blast In Yola

Facebook activated “Safety Check” for users in Nigeria to let their friends and loved ones know that they were safe after the most recent bomb blast that killed at least 32 and injured at least 80 people last Tuesday.

This feature which was originally intended for use during natural disasters was first activated after last week’s terror attack in Paris, France. Due to it’s effectiveness and popularity, Facebook has decided to use the “Safety Check” feature for more tragic events aside from natural disasters.


According to a post on Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg page on Facebook, “We’re now working quickly to develop criteria for the new policy and determine when and how this service can be most useful.”

The need to also activate this feature for it’s Nigerian Users came after a lot of backlash by Nigerians to which Zuckerman responded, “We care about all people equally, and we will work hard to help people suffering in as many of these situations as we can,”


Nigerians are also hoping that Facebook will activate the Flag Face feature so that everyone can use their country’s flag as their profile picture to indicate solidarity during subsequent terror attacks just the way that it was made available to everyone during the Paris Terror attack. ~ NewsTidBitsWithFAB

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