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Facebook activates veiligheidscheck to nepnieuws in Bangkok

Facebook activates veiligheidscheck to nepnieuws in Bangkok

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Facebooks veiligheidscheck is Monday by nepnieuws activated. A series of posts about an explosion in Bangkok helped to ensure that the function is entered.

Those messages were fake, and referred to reports about an attack on the Erawan temple in 2015, in which 20 people were killed. After an hour switched Facebook the veiligheidscheck, reports The Verge.

Facebooks veiligheidscheck let users indicate whether they are safe during natural disasters or attacks. In the first instance, was the function by the techbedrijf manually turned on, but last month announced the social network that the feature is now used by an algorithm would be administered. That struck Tuesday so as to nepnieuws what Facebooks nieuwsalgoritme was promoted.

It is not the first time that the veiligheidscheck was wrongfully used. In march, users from the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries reported that they were safe after a bomb attack in Pakistan.

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