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Facebook says glitch sent safety check notice worldwide after Pakistan explosion

Posted at 4:10 PM, Mar 27, 2016

“Are you OK?” is what many Facebook users were asked on Sunday following an explosion in Pakistan. The problem is that most of those users were nowhere near Pakistan.

According to the Associated Press, a breakaway faction of the militant Taliban group has claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday bomb attack on a park in the eastern city of Lahore that killed 60 people and wounded 300.

Facebook sends users a “safety check” if they are near a disaster area, and then users can reply “SAFE” to let friends and family know they are safe.

But on Sunday, Facebook sent the message to users worldwide. Facebook says the message was due to a glitch.