As it stated in Jack Taylor/Getty ImagesFacebook activated Safety Check in London on Wednesday afternoon following a suspected terrorist incident at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.
The last time Safety Check was activated in London was during a tram crash in Croydon in 2016.
Katie Collins/ScreenshotIn the wake of the Westminster incident, news organizations posted images on Twitter in which victims were identifiable.
Safety Check, introduced in October 2014, allows people to let friends and family know they’re safe following a disaster or other incident.
“We’re treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise,” the Met said in a statement.
London terror attack: Facebook Safety Check switched ON
referring to GETTY Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature to let users mark themselves as safeFacebook has activated its Safety Check tool following the London terror attack in Westminster this afternoon.
FACEBOOK Facebook Safety Check lets you mark yourself as safe
London terror attack: Latest pictures Fri, March 24, 2017 4 dead and 40 injured in London terror attack Play slideshow PA 1 of 44 Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood (centre) helps emergency services attend to a police officer outside the Palace of Westminster, LondonFacebook users can mark themselves safe using a dedicated page for the London terror attack, or indicate that they are not in the affected area.
The tool lets Facebook users in the area near the attack mark themselves as “Safe”, allowing friends and family to quickly search for and find out if anyone they know has been affected.
They can also send an alert to their Facebook contacts in order to check that they are OK. First launched in 2014, Safety Check was started by Facebook to help the victims of natural disasters, and was initially used to help the recovery of victims from earthquakes in Japan, Chile and Nepal.
Facebook activates Safety Check after Westminster Bridge attack
referring to Facebook has activated its ‘Safety Check’ tool for the Westminster Bridge attack – allowing friends to see if people are affected.
Two people were seen being treated on the ground in New Palace Yard amid shouts and screams.
You can see a list of your friends (and tell others you are safe) here.
Scotland Yard says the attack is being treated ‘as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise’.
Theresa May runs wrong way after Parliament shootingThe tool allows Facebook users in the area to tell friends they are safe automatically, and users are offered a list of friends who might be in the area.
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