Lombok quake: Fb ‘regrets’ earthquake balloons

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Facebook says it “regrets” that contributors posting about a fatal earthquake in Indonesia noticed their messages decorated with confetti and balloons.

On Sunday, a 6.9 significance earthquake struck the island of Lombok killing greater than ONE HUNDRED THIRTY other folks.

Many Indonesian audio system wrote messages the usage of the phrase “selamat”, which is able to imply “unhurt” or “congratulations” depending on the context.

But doing so caused an animation of balloons and confetti.

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“Congrats” in Indonesian is “selamat”. Selamat also manner “to survive.”

After the 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Lombok, Facebook customers wrote “i’m hoping other people will continue to exist”. Then Facebook highlighted the word “selamat” and throw a few balloons and confetti. pic.twitter.com/DEhYLqHWUz

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Facebook stated the function was available globally. within the UK it could be brought on via posting a standing pronouncing “congratulations”.

On The Other Hand, the social network advised information web page Motherboard: “We remorseful about that it seemed in this unlucky context and feature on the grounds that turned off the characteristic in the neighborhood”.

“Our hearts exit to the people affected by the earthquake.”

Government say greater than 156,000 folks have been displaced through the earthquake.

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