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Facebook's Safety Check feature was the latest victim of fake news

Once again, fake news is having serious and terrifying implications on social media. On Dec. 26, Facebook’s Safety Check feature was activated to alert locals of explosion in Bangkok, Thailand. The feature, however, was activated under false pretenses, apparently in response to a news story about a bombing that occurred in 2015. SEE ALSO: Can Facebook fix its fake news problem? The Safety Check, which came on at around 9:00 p.m. local time according to…

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Facebook's Safety Check feature was the latest victim of fake news

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