Paris terror attack: Facebook, Twitter And Google Take Steps To Help People

November 14, 2015: Following the highly organized terrorist attacks in Paris, social networking giants Twitter and Facebook has introduced new tools, which will allow people to discuss, track and further talk about the attacks.

To help people and users to mark themselves safe during the attack, Facebook has activated the “Safety Check” feature.

On the other hand, Twitter has started off the tab known as “Moments”, which will now show the images, tweets and videos are taken from people around, new agencies to spread awareness, said a report on World Street Journal.

Internet giant Google is also a step ahead and announced that all international calls made from the Hangouts mobile communication app to France will be free this weekend. This will help people to track others they know. Users can download the Google’s Hangouts app to avail the service.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his thoughts are with everyone in Paris. He posted on his account on Facebook, “Violence like this has no place in any city or country in the world.

We’ve activated Safety Check, so if you’re in Paris, you can mark yourself safe or check on your friends and family.”

The safety check feature in Facebook was introduced in 2014, and since then, it has been activated only five times.

Facebook also sent messages to users who are identified to the crisis zone in Paris to find if they are safe.

Back in the past, Facebook had activated the feature on April 25, following the massive earthquake that had shaken Nepal and parts of India.

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