After #Paris attack from ISIS, Facebook played a leading role for Safety Check in which other users getting news about the known one security likewise now these types of attack is going on Nigeria from Boko Haram.
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter trigger your security status confirmation of appeal after the attacks that took place last Friday 13th France, the Facebook was forced to again make available the tool on Tuesday 17th for Nigerian people. The reason for this was the bombings that occurred in Nigeria that left 32 dead and at least 70 wounded.
The purpose of the tool is to know through the social network to people who live in Yola, the city has concentrated attacks, they are safe – something that should help ease the agony of relatives and reduce the confusion resulting from a tragedy like that. Although no group has assumed authorship of the attacks, local authorities believe they were made by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
Facebook Security Checks For Nigeria Attack After Boko Haram Bombed
The decision of Facebook seems to be a response to criticism that the company received after I hit your system after the attacks in France without having done the same after several terrorist attacks in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. According to Alex Schultz, vice president of the company’s growth, the tool made his debut in 2011 with the aim of helping victims of natural disasters.
He said the goal of the social network did not underestimate the impact of type attacks anywhere in the world. “You have a first time to bet on something new, even in sensitive and complex times, and for us it happened in Paris,” he argued.
Facebook CEO Said:
We’ve activated Safety Check again after the bombing in Nigeria this evening.
After the Paris attacks last week, we made the decision to use Safety Check for more tragic events like this going forward. We’re now working quickly to develop criteria for the new policy and determine when and how this service can be most useful.
Unfortunately, these kinds of events are all too common, so I won’t post about all of them. A loss of human life anywhere is a tragedy, and we’re committed to doing our part to help people in more of these situations.
In times like this, it’s important to remind ourselves that despite the alarming frequency of these terrible events, violence is actually at an all-time low in history and continues to decline.
Deaths from war are lower than ever, murder rates are generally dropping around the world, and — although it’s hard to believe — even terrorist attacks are declining.
Please don’t let a small minority of extremists make you pessimistic about our future.
Every member of our community spreads empathy and understanding on a daily basis. We are all connecting the world together. And if we all do our part, then one day there may no longer be attacks like this.
Already Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, said in a text of his own that the company has decided to use the resource in a wider number of tragic events. “We are working quickly to determine when and how the service might be useful,” he said, making it clear that will not be all occasions that will awaken the use of the tool.
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“Please do not let a minority of extremists let you pessimistic about our future,” said the executive, noting that, in a general context, humanity is registering the lowest number in its history in relation to deaths from wars, murders and terrorist attacks. It remains to wait for the status system does not need to be triggered again due to a new genocide or attack with tragic consequences.