Monday August 29, 2016

Facebook Is Working On User-Activated Safety Checks

Like user-activated Safety Checks aren't going to be immediately abused. Just think of all the ways Facebook users would use a feature like this that doesn't involve a real disaster.

"If we're building a community product, this is one of the moments of truth for us," Zuckerberg explained. "When Safety Check got started a couple of years ago, it was only for natural disasters. Unfortunately since then we've had to expand it to terrorist attacks too, because that's just been too common over the last few years. The next thing we need to do is make it so that communities can trigger it themselves when there is some disaster."