People in the UK, Lebanon and the U.S. are a little confused about Facebook’s Safety Check settings.
After an explosion at Gulshan-e-Iqbal park in Lahore, Pakistan, Facebook activated its Safety Check software, which enables people to locate family members in areas affected by disasters.
The explosion has at least 44 dead and 91 injured, though local reports put the numbers much higher.
Shortly after the explosion, social media was buzzing with people who were nowhere near Pakistan being asked to contact their loved ones via Facebook.
Notifications seem to be across many different coastlines from New York to California in the U.S., as well as in Europe and other parts of the Middle East.
Safety Check was used for both the Brussels and Paris attacks in the last year, without issue. So far, there is no word on whether people in Pakistan also received the notification and have been able to use Safety Check to get in contact with friends or family members who might have been affected by the explosion.
People on social media have been sharing screenshots of their notifications.