Facebook turns on Safety Check for Brussels attacks

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Facebook has turned on its Safety Check feature for Brussels, where a series of explosions at the Brussels airport and a metro station left at least 13 dead and many more injured. 

 

The feature, available here, lets you check on your Facebook friends in or near Brussels, the capital of Belgium, and see whether they’re safe, or mark them as safe if you know where they are and how they’re doing. 

 
 

Originally used for natural disasters, the Safety Check site was turned on during the terrorist attacks in Paris in Nov. 2015, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised to use the feature in “more human disasters.” Read more…

 

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