Social media giant Facebook became a savior for an eight-month-old boy who was separated from his mother on Friday. Tiava Banner was separated from her eight-month-old son after the mayhem. She later posted on Facebook, appealing for anyone who had seen her son, The Mirror reported. Earlier today a terrorist ploughed his truck through a crowd of thousands enjoying Bastille Day celebrations in Nice city which led to a stampede mowing down at least 84 people, injuring some 150. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
Posting a picture of the infant, she wrote: “We have lost BB 8 months. Nice friends if you’ve seen him if you were there if you have collected please contact me!!!!!” The post was shared more than 21,000 times. She later updated her Facebook appeal to reveal she had been reunited with the child. Many victims of the attack followed suit and photographs of men, women and children were uploaded on Twitter and Facebook with messages from loved ones.
Earlier in the day, Facebook turned on its Safety Check feature after news of the attack broke. According to CNET, it is the third time in nearly a month that the social networking giant has activated the tool. The feature allows people to notify their friends if they are in the affected area and mark themselves as safe. The feature was activated in early June after the deadly attack on a Florida night club that claimed the lives of 49 people. Less than two weeks later, Facebook activated the Safety Check feature for users after a suicide attack that killed 45 people at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport.