‘Are you safe?’ Facebook activates ‘Safety check’ tool to see if friends, relatives OK
It lets you input if you’re safe or not, and also if you’re currently in the affected area.
The tool also lets you mark your friends and family as ‘safe’ to notify others.
It comes as the hashtag #porteouverte – translated as “open door” in English – started trending on Twitter, gathering over 500,000 posts with people providing refuge or asking for it.
“This account will be used for tweeting and retweeting places to stay safe tonight,” the official account said.
Also, under the same hashtag, taxis were offering free rides to safety.
#PorteOuverte to find kind Parisians opening their homes to help. Taxi drivers driving people to safety for free. Humanity is still intact.— Shailesh Shinde. (@ShaileSHinde) November 14, 2015
At least 120 people have been killed, and about 180 others injured in several deadly attacks across Paris overnight.