The recent bomb attack in Lahore, Pakistan has prompted social media giant, Facebook, to activate its Safety Check feature to enable Facebook users in the affected area inform their families and friends about their safety.
This feature has been activated a number of times by Facebook including during terrorist attack in France and Belgium.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder, said that, “we activated Safety Check in Pakistan after a bomb targeted children and their families in a park in Lahore. Over the last two months, we have activated Safety Check several times for acts of terror — including in Turkey and Belgium — so people in the area can let their friends and loved ones know they’re safe.”
According to him, “each of these attacks was different, but all had a common thread: they were carried out with a goal to spread fear and distrust, and turn members of a community against each other.”
Whenever Safety Check is activated by Facebook, users can inform friends about their safety in an unsafe area.