Tuesday December 27, 2016

Facebook’s Safety Check Feature Triggered By Fake News

I blame the algorithms. No really, I'm being serious this time. How many times has something like this happened since they did away with humans in favor of algorithms?

Today, the social network activated its Safety Check feature but falsely suggested that there was an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand. Users in the country saw an alert to mark themselves safe, but saw little details about when or where in Bangkok the "explosion" occurred. Safety Check came on at around 9PM local time and was deactivated about an hour later.