Facebook to issue celebratory global alert on Mandela Day

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Facebook is pushing an alert to all users tomorrow, but before you freak out, don’t worry, it’s has nothing to do with your personal data this time around.

Facebook users on Wednesday will receive a push alert from the social network to “take action” and follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela.

The former South African president would’ve celebrated his 100th birthday on 18 July 2018, and the social network in particular wishes to inspire “its global community to reflect on Mandela’s legacy of compassion, justice and care for the community”, the company writes in a release.

“Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to the struggle for equality and social justice, and many around the world remain indebted to him for the selfless contribution he made to humanity,” notes Nunu Ntshingila, Facebook Africa’s regional director.

“Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday is a moment we should celebrate globally. We will anchor on Madiba’s legacy as a way to inspire people to do good in their own community, wherever they are in the world.”

The message will appear at the top of the Facebook app on its mobile platforms, and website.

“In addition, those who are in English speaking countries can access a unique camera profile frame featuring a quote from the great man,” the company adds.

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