Facebook To Add Amber Alerts

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Facebook Inc. is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to send Amber Alerts to users’ mobile phones if they are in a search area where a child has been abducted.

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Facebook says people are already using its site to encourage their friends and family to help find missing children, and that several children have been reunited with their families as a result of information shared on the site.

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On Facebook, the alerts will include the missing child’s photo and any other information that could be relevant, said Emily Vacher, trust and safety manager at Facebook and former FBI agent. She said Facebook’s Amber Alert distribution tool is “very comprehensive” and complements other systems that are out there now.

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