Facebook launches “Crisis Response” for providing info during a disaster
Facebook’s first and most widely known feature in the Crisis Response area has been Safety Check. This was launched in 2014, but it was first widely deployed during the 2015 Nepal earthquake. It gives users a quick and easy way to mark themselves alive and well in the midst of the chaos of an attack or natural disaster. Now, Safety Check can be automatically activated by an influx of user posts and a confirmation from a third-party news or government source.