Facebook mistakenly sends ‘Safety Checks’ to users after Pakistan explosion
Facebook inadvertently sent its Safety Check notifications to people nowhere near Sunday’s explosions in Lahore, Pakistan, prompting users to ask what went wrong.
At least 65 people were killed in the Easter Sunday bomb attack on a park in the eastern Pakistani city, The Associated Press reported.
“We activated Safety Check today in Lahore, Pakistan, after a bombing that took place there,” a Facebook spokesperson told WMTW News 8. “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.”
On its website, Facebook said it was working to fix the bug.