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Facebook Activates 'Safety Check' in Wake of Orlando Massacre

Facebook activated its "Safety Check" function for the first time in the United States Sunday after the nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida. The Safety Check, first introduced in October 2014, allows Facebook users to notify friends that they are safe in the wake of a natural disaster or a crisis. "Waking up this morning, I was deeply upset to hear about the shooting in Orlando. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the LGBT community,"...

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