Facebook apologises for bug following Lahore carnage

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San Francisco, Mar.28 (ANI): Facebook has apologised for a bug that sent a safety check notification to users around the world following a deadly suicide bombing in Lahore.

Facebook users from Honolulu to Brussels and Cairo to Hong Kong were baffled by the notification, a feature that lets users signal to friends that they are safe following an event in their area like a terror attack or natural disaster.

The social networking site said that they activated Safety Check today in Lahore, Pakistan, after a bombing that took place there, reports Dawn.

Unfortunately, many people not affected by the crisis received a notification asking if they were okay,” Facebook said in a statement.

We worked quickly to resolve the issue and we apologise to anyone who mistakenly received the notification,” the company posted online.

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At least 72 people were killed and hundreds injured, many of them children, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded park in Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter Sunday.

Some people commented on social media that the Facebook malfunction at least informed many people around the world of the attack who otherwise might not have heard about it.(ANI)

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