Facebook ‘regrets’ adding confetti and balloons to Indonesia earthquake posts


When your reach is global, it’s perhaps difficult not to inadvertently stick your fingers in a few places they don’t belong — especially if you happen to be rocking the blithe self-assurance of one Mark Zuckerberg.

When a natural disaster strikes, people often turn to Facebook to express sympathy and concern for those caught in Mother Nature’s unforgiving wake. And, at least in the case of the Sunday earthquake in Indonesia that has so far claimed the lives of over 300 people, Facebook responded by treating that concern as a cause for celebration. 

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