Facebook Responds to Critics After Using Safety Check Feature for Paris Attacks

The Safety Check was activated for Paris attacks but not for Beirut bombings.

Facebook rolled out the Safety Check feature on Friday after the six-pronged attack in Paris left 129 dead and more than 300 injured. Facebook users in the Paris area were able to check in and alert those in their network that they were safe.

Although many users found the tool helpful and gave positive feedback, others criticized it for not being used when twin bombings in a southern Beirut suburb in Lebanon left 43 dead and many more wounded.

Users took to Twitter to express their frustration with the selective use of the feature.

He directed users to a post on the Facebook safety page written on Saturday by Vice President of Growth Alex Schultz.