Zuckerberg: Facebook will use safety check for \’more human disasters\’



Facebook executives have responded to critics who have questioned why the company hasn\’t activated its “safety check” feature in more situations.

In a Facebook post Saturday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network would use the feature in “more human disasters going forward as well.” The company\’s Vice President of Growth, Alex Schultz, also explained the decision to activate the tool in Paris Friday in a separate post.

Facebook activated its safety check website for people in Paris Friday following the terror attacks in the city. More than 4 million people used the tool to let their friends and family know they were safe, according to the company, and 360 million users received notifications that their friends were safe. Read more…

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