Facebook Partners with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

by Martin Salcedo, Esq. - sci-Shot1/28/2015

On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 it was announced that Facebook will start working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) by posting Amber Alerts on users’ News Feeds who are identified as being in the targeted search area of the abducted child. 

In a phone interview with Larry Magid, a Tech journalist who serves on the NCMEC board of directors, NCMEC founder John Walsh emphasizes how Facebook will reach individuals in ways that TV, radio, and billboards cannot.  With partners like Facebook, pictures and detailed descriptions of the children will reach a broader range of people, especially teens and young adults who engage Facebook on a daily basis. This demographic is currently all but inactive in relation to Amber Alerts.

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