Orlando Triggers Facebook Safety Check for First Time in US


Facebook Inc activated its "Safety Check" function on Sunday for the first time in the United States after a gunman massacred 50 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The Safety Check, first introduced in October 2014, allows Facebook users to spread the word that they are safe in wake of a natural disaster or a crisis, and allows searches for those who might be in the affected area.

"Getting up at the beginning of today, I was sickened to find out about the shooting in Orlando. My contemplations and petitions are with the casualties, their families and the LGBT people group," said Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on his official record.


A shooter equipped with an attack rifle killed 50 individuals at a pressed gay dance club in Orlando on Sunday in the most exceedingly awful mass shooting in US history. Police slaughtered the shooter at the Pulse dance club, who was recognized as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old Florida inhabitant and US resident.

The episode immediately developed as a top drifting subject on Facebook and Twitter with hashtag #PrayforOrlando being one of the top posts for the duration of the day.

A year ago, Facebook pledged to turn on the Safety Check all the more regularly amid calamities because of feedback that it empowered the capacity after Islamic State aggressor assaults on Paris and not a day prior when a bomb killed no less than 43 individuals in Beirut.