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Facebook Faces Questions Over Safety Check After Hotel Attack in Mali

Karissa Bell | Mashable   in 
November 25, 2015

A week after Facebook activated its Safety Check feature in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the social network is facing new criticism for not activating the feature in Mali after gunmen took more than hundred people hostage in an attack on a Radisson Blu hotel.

Until last week, Facebook had only used the feature during natural disasters like Hurricane Patricia and after earthquakes in Nepal and Chile. But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Saturday the company would use tool in “more human disasters” going forward.

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