Lahore Blast: Facebook Mistakenly Enabled its Safety Check Globally

Facebook today turned on its “safety check” tool after deadly blast in Lahore that has killed over 50 innocent people — mostly children and women — till now. Facebook’s “Safety Check” tool automatically sends notifications to people thought to be with-in the troubled/attacked area and asking if they are “Safe” or not. This way, friends and family members automatically get notified of their safety at times of natural disasters or during attacks like in Lahore.

Today, however, Facebook mistakenly enabled the “Safety Check” tool for everyone on the earth and those who were even thousands of miles away from Lahore were also sent the notifications.

Internet users, from across the world, took it to Facebook and Twitter to point out bad execution of “Safety Check” feature by Facebook.

Facebook’s wrong execution of Safety Check, as one would see it, alerted everyone on earth about the blast and its deadly consequence.

Apparently all Facebook users got disturbed when at once when they were asked “Are you safe? there was blast at a park thought to be in your area”

Facebook has admitted that it activated Safety Check feature by mistake for its entire user base and said that company is working to resolve the issue.

He is the Editor-in-Chief at ProPakistani. Reach out at aadil.s[at]propakistani.pk


  • it was an Earth quack in Facebook having shocks all around the world.. (Feeling sad over the incident)

  • Don’t you see the plan here, huh? They wanted to show the world that Pakistan is still not a safe country and what better way to do it than use its users.

  • kahan hai ab hamari ISI aur army jin k sara din hashtags lagay rehte hain? Bas DHA banane mein masroof hain. Aik zarb-e-azb Sialkot mein bhe kar lo bahaduron ki tarah.

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