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  • Could Facebook be perpetuating fear?
  • Could Facebook be perpetuating fear?
    France 24 (2015) ©
CASE STUDY

Facebook Safety Check: keeping the crowd connected in times of need

In the 24 hours following the attacks on Paris, 4.1 million people marked themselves ‘safe’ on Facebook. It prevailed as a practical tool for the masses; a way to alleviate worry and spur a collective sigh of relief. But is Safety Check simply a helpful feature or yet another way to perpetuate fear?