Facebook tackles emergency alerts, active shooter and unsafe conditions

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Facebook has rolled out nationwide emergency alerts for active shooters and unsafe conditions.

The new tool rolled out Tuesday after being tested in select cities over the past year.

City governments and emergency management officials now have access to a “local alerts” feature which can help reach people faster and more efficiently.

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