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Facebook Friends In Paris? Use The Social Net's 'Safety Check'

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sat, 14 Nov 2015 01:42:05 Z)

Facebook Safety Check, a notification system launch last year, can help you find out how your friends living or visiting Paris are doing in the wake of Friday's terror attack.

If you are there -- or anywhere near a terror attack of disaster area -- you can log onto Facebook and tap that you're ok. It will then send notifications to you Facebook friends about your status.

To check on friends or let them know you're fine, click here!

Look for this message: "None of your friends appear to be in the affected area."

Watch live Sky News coverage of the attacks and see the latest news at this page.

Lead Stories' Trendolizer scours social nets for trending content about the Paris attacks. Either type Paris in our site search box for a massive amount of results or scroll down to see the latest top 10.

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after a 26-year career with CNN. He mainly covers entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosts a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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