Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg determination to make safe Check more human disasters go forward, responding to criticism that the company turned its security features to Paris, but not for Beirut and other explosions.
Zuckerberg explained that the attacks in Paris was the first time, the company has included security check for a person of God, rather than a natural disaster like an earthquake. Function allows people in the region affected by the crisis to send a notification to your friends Facebook, which says that they are safe.
as Facebook profile pictures updated with French flags and users check in Paris, many are wondering why, the support does not extend to Beirut, where more than 40 people were killed in bombings the day before the terrorist attacks in Paris.
“You’re right, there are many other important conflicts in the world,” wrote Zuckerberg in comments Facebook. “We care about all people equally, and we will work to help people who suffer, as many of these situations as we can.”
Zuckerberg wrote in a commentary on his picture that politics Facebook, just changed on Friday, the function will be used in a human tragedy and to go forward it will be used more.
An early form of security check first launched in 2011 during the tsunami and nuclear disaster Tokyo. Since it was launched during the earthquakes in Afghanistan, Nepal and Chile, as well as during the tropical cyclone Pam in the South Pacific and the Philippines Typhoon Ruby. However, Facebook says, especially in its current form, can not be applied to all crises.
“In the case of natural disasters, we use a set of criteria that includes the amount, extent and consequences,” wrote Alex Schultz, vice president of development. “During the ongoing crisis, the wars or epidemics, control of security in its current form is not that useful for people because there is not clear beginning or end point and, unfortunately, it is impossible to know when someone is really” safe . “
Facebook says it chose to turn in Paris, because it saw a lot of activity on the ground. While the company has received positive feedback – as it should. It was reassuring on Friday, as reported by the news came to see friends in Paris test as “safe.”
“This activation will change our policy around security check and when we activate it for other serious and tragic incidents in the future,” Schultz wrote.
Schultz also wrote that it would explore new ways for people to show support for “the things they care about,” through their profiles on Facebook, responding to criticism that the French flag instant profile picture was available, but not the Lebanese version of the flag .
Especially now, Facebook boasts more than a billion daily active users worldwide, criticism strengthens the company’s need to maintain a global perspective -. Not only the West,
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