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Facebook founder explains why they turned on 'Safety Check' for Paris

by Moyo Roy
16 Nov 2015 at 08:07hrs | Views
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has explained the giant social media site "turned on Safety Check for Paris but not for bombings in Beirut and other places."

Zuckerberg said Facebook "cares about all people equally."

According to social media site on November 13 it "activated Safety Check in Paris so that people there could let their friends and family know they were okay during the horrific events that took place."

In his post Zuckerberg said:
"Many people have rightfully asked why we turned on Safety Check for Paris but not for bombings in Beirut and other places.

"Until yesterday, our policy was only to activate Safety Check for natural disasters. We just changed this and now plan to activate Safety Check for more human disasters going forward as well.

"Here's more detail on Safety Check and our policy for deploying it from the Facebook Safety page:

https://www.facebook.com/fbsafety/posts/930229667014872


"Thank you to everyone who has reached out with questions and concerns about this. You are right that there are many other important conflicts in the world.

"We care about all people equally, and we will work hard to help people suffering in as many of these situations as we can."


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