Facebook has apologized for sending out security check notifications users across the world, including Vancouver, after the Pakistan bomb blast.
— Lisa Girbav (@AfternoonJam) March 27, 2016
Many woke up to a message from Facebook asking the user “are you OK? It looks like you’re in the are affected by the explosion. Let friends know that you’re safe”.
Thankfully I’m nowhere near the #Lahore bombing. Facebook Safety Check gave me a fright for sec making me think something nearby happened.
— JoshWotes (@JSe3ow) March 27, 2016
— Nick Andersen (@nicktheandersen) March 27, 2016
A Facebook spokesperson said some users accidently received the message, apologized, and said they are working to resolve the issue. After November’s terror attacks in Paris, the social media giant’s safety check feature was engaged as well. However, the company took criticism when users in Lebanon were upset the network didn’t issue a safety check after deadly bomb blasts hit Beirut.
@facebook, please do security check for all terror attacks. I have friends in Paris and Beirut. Their safety is equally important to me.
— Sara Guribye (@saraguribye) November 15, 2015