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    Facebook Safety Check Now Lets Communities Offer Aid

    They’ve got an open-door policy. Facebook’s Safety Check lets users assure friends that they’re safe when a crisis strikes — but now it’s taking a more active role with a new tool that lets people offer food, transportation and a place to sleep after an accident or natural disaster. The feature, called Community Help, formalizes the support groups and events that often spring up in times of crisis. The site says it’ll bar new or suspicious accounts from offering aid, to cut down on scams and dangerous situations.

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