MENLO PARK - Facebooks security check on Monday entered into by fake news. A series of reports of an explosion in Bangkok meant that contracted the function, reports The Verge. However, those messages were fake and all linkten to an article in the Bangkok Informer about the bombing of the Erawan temple in 2015. After an hour, Facebook disabled the security check.
Facebooks security check allows users to indicate whether they are safe from natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Initially, the function manually turned on by the tech company, but last month the social network announced that the feature would henceforth be controlled by an algorithm. That Tuesday so hit on fake news which was promoted by Facebook's new algorithm.
It is not the first time that the security check was wrongly used. In March allowed users from the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries report that they were safe after a bomb attack in Pakistan.