Facebook local alerts will now be available to users of the social network across the United States. Local alerts will be derived from government officials, who need to release urgent information. Facebook will expand the alert system to all pages that are eligible by the end of the year. Alerts will also be localized within the affected area.
The local alerts from government officials are a way for Facebook to help ensure safety, as well as combat inaccurate information. The alert system could help users of the platform get accurate and up to date information in an emergency situation.
Facebook is a social network with an immense reach. Because of this, it is in a unique position to quickly distribute vital information.
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