Orlando triggers Facebook ‘Safety Check’ for first time in U.S.

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – 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. "Waking up this morning, I was horrified to hear about the shooting in Orlando.

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