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Facebook apologizes for major Pakistan bombing safety check fail

Facebook apologizes for major Pakistan bombing safety check fail
Many Facebook users living nowhere near Pakistan were issued with the ‘safety check’ feature about a ‘nearby’ explosion intended solely for people affected by Sunday’s massive suicide bomb in Lahore.

Facebook apologized for the software glitch, telling Tech Insider:

"We activated Safety Check today [Sunday] in Lahore, Pakistan, after a bombing that took place there. Unfortunately, many people not affected by the crisis received a notification asking if they were okay. We worked to resolve the issue and we apologize to anyone who mistakenly received the notification".

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Social media users from all over the world ironically took to Twitter to ‘poke’ fun at Facebook for asking if they were ‘safe’.

Some mentioned that the text alluding to a nearby explosion without specifying a Pakistan location had led to some alarm:

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