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Facebook issues apology after using Safety Check for users worldwide

Facebook issues apology after using Safety Check for users worldwide

Facebook has issued an apology, according to the Los Angeles Times, after their Safety Check service sent notifications to users around the world, suggesting they were near Lahore, Pakistan.

The social media site prompted users to mark themselves as being safe after the Pakistan bombing.

The Safety Check feature, which has been used eight times this year, asks users in an area affected by a disaster to let their Facebook friends know they are safe. The feature was also used last year in the Nepal earthquake and Paris terror attacks.

The Times reported that Facebook employees are still working to find out why the software malfunctioned.

“We apologize to anyone who mistakenly received a notification outside of Pakistan and are working to resolve the issue,” a Facebook spokesperson said.