Woah! I didn't even realize I was in danger! Or in Pakistan!
Thanks, Facebook. I'm safe. Safe in Lahore, Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/wWUU21BENS
— Lauren O'Neil (@laurenonizzle) March 27, 2016
— Abigail Bassett (@AbigailBassett) March 27, 2016
Facebook’s Safety Check feature allows users in certain geographical areas to flag themselves as safe after a major event like an earthquake or terrorist attack, like the one in Brussels last week. Why is this happening? A Facebook spokesperson told Gawker: “We have activated Safety Check in Lahore. We apologize to anyone who mistakenly received a notification outside of Pakistan and are working to resolve the issue.”
We’ve reached out to Facebook and will update if and when we hear back.
Illustration via Max Fleishman