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French Flag On Profile Pictures, Facebook Bows to Criticism from Nigerians

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Following criticism from Nigerians, after Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, requested users to put the image of the French flag over their profile pictures, in solidarity with the victims who lost their lives in the Paris terrorist attack and with the people of France, the Founder has come up with a new idea.

Noticing this did not go down well with most Africans, especially Nigerians, who have experienced terrorism first-hand, as many reacted negatively, critizing the Social Media mogul for being insensitive to the black race.

Zuckerberg has hitherto, declared a new innovation to check many of these attacks in Nigeria on the largest social media platform. Read message below:

We’ve activated Safety Check again after the bombing in Nigeria this evening.

After the Paris attacks last week, we made the decision to use Safety Check for more tragic events like this going forward. We’re now working quickly to develop criteria for the new policy and determine when and how this service can be most useful.

Unfortunately, these kinds of events are all too common, so I won’t post about all of them. A loss of human life anywhere is a tragedy, and we’re committed to doing our part to help people in more of these situations.
In times like this, it’s important to remind ourselves that despite the alarming frequency of these terrible events, violence is actually at an all-time low in history and continues to decline.

Deaths from war are lower than ever, murder rates are generally dropping around the world, and — although it’s hard to believe — even terrorist attacks are declining.
Please don’t let a small minority of extremists make you pessimistic about our future.

Every member of our community spreads empathy and understanding on a daily basis. We are all connecting the world together. And if we all do our part, then one day there may no longer be attacks like this.