Dec 28, 2016

Facebook Safety Check creates false alarm in Bangkok

Facebook has recently faced criticism for allowing fake news to proliferate. According to Facebook, this triggered the Safety Check feature at about 21:00 local time which created a page titled "The Explosion in Bangkok, Thailand" and people started marking themselves as safe. In November, Facebook changed course and said it would now be activated "By our community". Now, a third-party source alerts Facebook when an incident occurs. According to Facebook, the title of the safety check is taken from the alert provided by the third-party source.

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