This isn’t the first time the Safety Check page has been targeted by those looking to spread misinformation or make a quick buck. In December 2016, the Safety Check feature suggested to users in Thailand that a large explosion from a bomb had rocked central Bangkok. It turns out to have been little more than a firecracker, but the News Feed on the Safety Check site was quickly flooded with links to old or unrelated articles… More at The Verge.
What happened to these people to make them jump on the back of an incident so terrible to make money?
I was thinking about the gun situation yesterday as well, as many people were, and wondered if a man like this would ever be stopped from owning a gun under stricter gun control laws. Chances are that it would make no difference so apart from somehow destroying 100 millions of guns America is probably already too far gone.